Cedar Hedge Dying

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  1. JamieG

    JamieG New Member

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    I have about 30 cedar hedges that I planted about 15 years ago along a north facing fencing. They now vary in size/height from 8 to 14 feet.

    All of a sudden in the last two months two of the hedges that are about 6 feet apart have started to turn brown on the south side (naturally facing inwards to my yard).

    I have cleaned them out inside, cleaned them out at the root level, fed them and watered them but they only seem to be getting worse. So I have three questions.

    1) Are they able to be saved?
    2) If not, what is the best way to remove them so that they don't harm the other hedges?
    3) Can new hedges be put in the place of the old ones?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Would this be Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'? I have seen this browned out by mite infestations in my area. Otherwise it is more prone to root rot than usual for T. occidentalis. And may also - ironically - be a bit susceptible to drought. And so on - scattered failures among established plantings of this cultivar are often seen.
     
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