Have had this juniper tree for quite awhile (#1). It started off great, but it got spider mites over the summer (I could tell it had them, by dusting the leaves, and some web). I treated the tree with Neem oil, and also an insecticide on several occasions. The spider mites are gone. However, winter came and the tree browned out. I assumed this was freeze dehydration, and have given it waterings on warm days (Central Illinois, and we've been having freak warm days about 1/3 of the entire winter, highs around 50'f) Two smaller Junipers I had planted on each side of the porch, also have gotten this flash browning, and I have given them occasional waterings. What the heck is going on? The large tree appears to be dying but incredibly slowly. As you can see, there are still green tips, and some green on the inner branches. My only hope is this is winter freeze, and it could recover come spring with fertilizer. But I realize that could be just wishful thinking at this point. Time to give up?