Arbrovitae - Knowledgebase Question

Bethesda, Md
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Question by tonjakolson
June 6, 2007
About 2 weeks ago we bought a B&B Arbrovitae from a local HD and about 3 days after we brought it home the tips of the branches started turning brown. We have been watering the root ball everyday, because we are not ready to plant it yet, but more and more parts are turing brown. Any advice?

Answer from NGA
June 6, 2007
Even though you are watering everyday, I think the roots are drying excessively. If you can sink the rootball into a pile of wet sawdust and saturate the area, or into a hole in the ground, you'll do your arborvitae a favor. Better yet, if you can dig a temporary hole, fill it with water and then set the rootball into the water, it should rehydrate the root system. Fill in around the burlap with the soil you dug out of the hole. This won't fix the brown branch tips, but it should stop furthur browning. Plant your arborvitae as soon as you can.

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