Arborvide

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  1. starlyns

    starlyns Member

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    Hi i need help with my arborvide planted 5 years ago they were beautiful until last year..i live in michigan 6 miles from lake michigan and we had a heavy snow my husband beat the snow off with a broom..i am sad to say, but they are browning in the middles although i see new growth it's slow..Can i fertilize them or something to help?
     
  2. jreidsma

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    Hi,
    We are right next to each other moreless :) I live in Zeeland, by the cityside middle school if you know where that is.

    Did you meen arborvitae? like the bushy tree thing that looks kinda like a pine tree?

    If so I have one about 3 feet tall in a pot on my porch. Mines doing great, mine has a little brown on the middle older leaves to, I thinks its from the winter.

    The slow growth should be able to be helped by fertilizing it.

    Could you post a picture of it? The brown might just be dead and in need of clipping it off. Or it might not be dead.
     
  3. starlyns

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    here are some pictures...what fert would i use??
     

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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I don't know a lot about conifers, but I would not apply fertilizer to stressed plants unless a soil test indicated a need for it. It can cause more stress for the plants.
     
  5. jreidsma

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    O thats not what I was thinking of as brown.

    If its really brittil then you might want to cut off the dead parts.

    I would wait and see if someone else post.
     
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    Re: Arborvitae

    Thanks anyway
     

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