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Evergreens appear to be dying, how can I stop this ?


 
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40andabit
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:07 am    Post subject: Evergreens appear to be dying, how can I stop this ? Reply with quote

Hello all,
I have 5 fully grown fir trees - minatures all 3-10 feet, have them for 11 years. One died earlier this year, the others are all going brown in the centre and if I don't do something it looks like they will die too.

Could this have anything to do with the fact I have a compostor behind them?
If it is a disease how do I find out , anyone reccommend someone in Blackrock, Dublin.
Could it be because I have never fed them or given them any TLC ?

We tried digging up the dead one and its roots are huge , so disaster all round if they die, don't know how I will remove them.

Can I replant same if they die or will soil be infected. I have a very small garden but realy want trees and greenery rather than flowers if anyone has replacement suggestions.

Many thanks, I appreciate any guidance offered.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what do the other fellows think:

Perhaps infestation of black aphid in the centre of the plants? - controlled by an application of systemic insecticide.

40andabit is there a chance you could post a picture up of the trees?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will get my tech support when he comes home to put up a photo , cannot see how to do it[/img]
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tutorial here for image adding on this site 40andabit.... http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about32.html
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: ??photo. Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well they look like juniper trees to me or at least that is what the leaves look like. With junipers I reckon it is a root rot caused by poor drainage or soil which is kept constantly wet (possibly wet from composter). When root rot sets in there is noy much you can do, possibly improve drainage in the soil around the trees and cut out any dead areas to improve the look.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is quite normal for junipers to turn colour as long as whole branches or shoots are not infected did not see the query until now bet the tree is still ok
michael brenock horticultural advisor (rtd)
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