Answer: Junipers tend to drop the foliage in the center of the plant so yours may not be dying, but just naturally losing foliage. The center of the plant is a perfect place for spider mites to live because they like dry and dusty places. It could be that spidermites have taken up residence inside your plant. You can discourage them by periodically hosing off your juniper and directing the stream of water towards the center of the plant. Not only will you rinse off the dead foliage, you'll also send any spidermites packing. As long as your juniper is putting out healthy new growth on the tips of the branches, it is still alive. Best wishes with your landscape.
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