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Old 02-09-2003, 11:14 PM
cooleyd
 
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Default Arborvitae Trees

Does anyone know any websites to get some in depth information regarding
Arborvitae trees, particular Emerald Green specimen? I have already
checked with the cooperative extension. They seem to have more on
Leyland Cypress and others.

My particular problem is that I planted 4 around May/June and they were
all growing and doing fine. About 2-3 weeks ago I began noticing 2 of
them turning a yellowish color and now some browning is starting to
occur. They have been receiving plenty of water, both from rainfall and
from my neighbor's sprinkler system, which is only inches away. Any
ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.


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Old 03-09-2003, 02:32 AM
Penny Morgan
 
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Your problem is that they are probably receiving too much water or sitting
in standing water. Any plant, whether houseplant or outside plant, will
turn yellow and brown out when it is sitting in too much water. You may
have to clip out the brown spots and let the new growth come back in this
coming spring. The problem is usually that the clay soil holds water at the
roots and basically drowns the plant. Imagine that plants/trees are like
us. They need oxygen and water, but they can drown if left in water all the
time. You can try using an auger to drill deep holes around the perimeter
of the root system to allow water to escape. This summer has been hell on
many plants and drainage areas. This is the case for a wide variety of
trees/plants, not just the Arborvitae.

I hope this helps. You may see improvement next season when the roots get
deeper into the soil through this winter and we have some drier conditions.
Good luck.

Penny
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Does anyone know any websites to get some in depth information regarding
Arborvitae trees, particular Emerald Green specimen? I have already
checked with the cooperative extension. They seem to have more on
Leyland Cypress and others.

My particular problem is that I planted 4 around May/June and they were
all growing and doing fine. About 2-3 weeks ago I began noticing 2 of
them turning a yellowish color and now some browning is starting to
occur. They have been receiving plenty of water, both from rainfall and
from my neighbor's sprinkler system, which is only inches away. Any
ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.





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