The Q&A Archives: Optimal Soil Conditions for Arborvitae

Question: What are the optimal soil conditions and what is the best pesticide to use on arborvitae? Edward Dwyer South Nyack, NY

Answer: Arborvitae like a well-drained soil amended with compost and fertile with a neutral pH. The pesticides to use would depend on the insects you have. Try to positively identify the problem before resorting to pesticides. Many times you can solve the problem without spraying.

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