juniper turning brown - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jmayson
June 30, 2010
I have a hill planted with Juniper that is 10 years old. I am see sections turning brown, but cannot see any bugs.

Any suggestion what may be causing this?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Brown sections can be due to winter injury or might be symptoms of root rot. When the soil remains too wet for too long, the roots can die. Sometimes only sections of the juniper are affected when root rot occurs. There's no cure and you may end up eventually losing your juniper. Other times you can rejuvenate the plant by pruning out the dead branches. If the roots are okay you'll get fresh new growth after pruning the dead parts out. You might give this a try. You have nothing to lose, except the unsightly dead parts of your plant. Hope it develops healthy new growth!

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