juniper problem

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by old oak lawn, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. old oak lawn

    old oak lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    does anyone know what is going on with this juniper? had a spot like this to right side in first part of summer and customer removed and now its back and dieing down the line to left. there is about 30 feet more to left that all is OK but what ever is going on in moving down that way. i see no white spots. thanks for any help. john

  2. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    A lady across the street from a customer's house had one's that looked exactly like those. Ended up being spider mites.
  3. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    Yah, I know what's wrong with it. It's screaming to be torn out and replaced with something attractive!!! And it's on hunger strike because nobody's been listening.

    Haha! :laugh::laugh::laugh:
  4. NC Greenscaper

    NC Greenscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Look for bag worms. They love juniper
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Check for rodents. When you rip it out and there is girdled trunks and branches inside that mess -it is likely rodents.
  6. old oak lawn

    old oak lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks for the help, i will pull out the dead parts and see what i can find.
  7. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,046

    I know juniper don't like standing water. Looks like a low spot that may get too much. Also if someone sprays horticulture oil on them to kill mites or whatever could be harmful to them as well.
  8. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yep, juniper hates wet feet... are those downspouts there?
  9. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    there's not an exhaust pipe from a car that hitting them there, is there? That could definitely kill off plant material.
  10. old oak lawn

    old oak lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    i think they are, i dont know if they are piped out or drains in bed.
    i will ck on it. thanks.

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