emerald green arborvitae

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JRS Landscaping, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    i planted 5 of them in partial sun last summer they looked good now in the spring the one side on two of them are brown? what happend and canit be saved or just replace them
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Could be some air pockets around the roots on the brown side. If all of the foliage is brown on one side you will probably not see any new growth on that side and will need to replace. Air pockets around the root ball will lead to dessication which may not show symptoms until being exposed to extended periods of sub freezing temperatures.
  3. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 907

    Thats good stuff PSUturf, also it could be spider mite or bagworm, here in S Jersey they can be bad in hotter temps.
  4. obland

    obland LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 22

    Could be as simple as they were facing the wind all winter. See that a lot around here.
  5. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    We had that happen from massive overwatering. Homeowner thought, if the irrigation system is good, also leaving a soaker hose across the rootballs 24/7 would be better.
  6. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    would it help if i took pictures?

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