Tree identification please

Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by Turbo1002, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Turbo1002

    Turbo1002 LawnSite Member
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  2. Mike NY

    Mike NY LawnSite Member
    from NY.
    Messages: 156

    Looks like Juniper, Alberta spruce.
    Where you from? Long Island is my guess judging by the "tortured"Shrubs.They seem popular there.
    Most likely spider mite damage and/or winter burn.
     
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  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Fanatic
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    first one looks like a Blue Sawara Cypress
    2nd is an alberta spruce. They were topiaries at one point. That day is gone now. Trash them and replace I'm afraid
     
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  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    They're dying partially because they're being sheared. They aren't supposed to be sheared.
     
  5. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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    Boulevard cypress, boulevard cypress, Alberta spruce, boulevard cypress.
     
  6. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 345

    It's fine and normal to shear them. Here problems with them is almost always mites, like Mike said.
    I typically use viper in a garden sprayer 1oz/gallon to treat.
     
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    Turbo1002

    Turbo1002 LawnSite Member
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    Mites, that makes a lot of sense now. May I ask what is viper? I can not find that product?
     
  8. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Fanatic
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    Insecticide manufactured by Martin's.
     
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  9. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 345

    General purpose insecticide. Available online and at pest control stores. Restricted in some states.
     
  10. OP
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    Turbo1002

    Turbo1002 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Would imidacloprid work just as well? Viper has cypermethrin. Is there a significant difference between the two chemicals? Want to use it as a drench.
     

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