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Yew Problem .....

Harry0

LawnSite Member
Location
NJ
A property we maintain has a row of upright yews 4 ft high-1/2 mile long. 50% of the hedge row has turned a tint of red while the other half is fine. Last spring due to excessive rain and drainage problems the damaged sections were under water and I believe this is the damage this spring. I would appreciate any input. Do you think they are history, or is there something i can do? Thanks Harry
 

P&C Lawn Care

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Yukon Oklahoma
My experiance with Yews is that they like well drained soil. What did they look like during the summer? Maybe you could post a picture and get some more input from others. They may be history.
 
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Harry0

LawnSite Member
Location
NJ
Last summer they were thinning very slightly so i fertilized with 10-10-10. Thanks for your input-Harry
 
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Harry0

LawnSite Member
Location
NJ
They are about 30 ft. off the Highway. Were you thinking of salt damage?-Harry
 

P&C Lawn Care

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Yukon Oklahoma
Wouldn't salt damage get both rows? I would think more drainage, yews don't like wet feet.
 

BSDeality

LawnSite Silver Member
is it on the South-southwest side of the plants only? or is the entire plant? if its just the southwest side its winter burn, and will heal up in the spring normally.
 
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Harry0

LawnSite Member
Location
NJ
The entire plant on the damaged shrubs is reddish tint. The shrubs next to it are perfectly green. I would guess it was wet feet. Though the drainage problem is fixed, do you think I can be seeing the damage from 8-10 months ago?-Harry
 

PLI1

LawnSite Senior Member
Yews hate wet feet, I think that is definately the problem especially if the areas that were under water are the ones showing the problem. The damage has been done, Pray!
 

P&C Lawn Care

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Yukon Oklahoma
Trees and shrubs are slow to show damage. I bet it is due to the flooding.
 
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