dying weeping blue atlas cedar

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by Monique, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Monique

    Monique Member

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    Victoria B.C.
    Hope someone can give me some hope here...
    I live in Victoria B.C. I have a weeping blue atlas cedar in my front yard. It is almost 20 years old now, the main trunk in about 5 feet tall and nicely twisted and then it has grown out to the side for about ten or fifteen feet (depending on how far back we keep it) All of a sudden this past month ALL the needles went brown and just started dropping like crazy. In a panic and hoping to get it looking better by getting all the ugly stuff away (probably causing more shock?!?!) I cut back almost all of the brown branches... now what is left on this scarey skeleton of a tree is going brown too and I am dreading that it is near its end... Please give me any clues as to what I can do here. All the other plants around it are doing well.
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    WA USA (Z8)
    Foliage probably should've been examined closely for pests. If there is any left, try that. Cutting off its branches was surely not helpful, but you can't put them back.

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