Answer: Based on your description I am not sure what is happening to the holly leaves, it might be new wind or spine injury or possibly the effect of insect damage earlier in the season. The yellowing however can be caused by wind and sun drying out the leaves. To help with that you can erect a windbreak and/or spray it with an antidessicant such as WiltPruf. Next season be sure the hollies are well-watered in the fall so that they go into winter amply hydrated. In the meantime you might also want to take a sample to the county extension (536-5123) for a more precise identification of the problem.
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