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Posted 1w ago by @QualityWeed

Just bought a home that had beautiful tall trees. I have no idea what they are called. We did noticed during open house they were very healthy, but when moving they seemed to be dying or or drying up. Can anyone please help.
It’s a beautiful yard! I dream of having tall trees like that. I’m obsessed with moving to Washington one day for all the beautiful forests.

How has the weather been there? The drying could be because of cold temps, strong winds, or can also be that the soil is extremely dry and is not receiving nutrients.

For big, tall trees, it is recommended to deep water every 7-8 days during drought season.
These are junipers, and if it is a large portion of the branches turning brown then it might be twig blight. What is the water situation? Is this a particularly dry spring in your area?
Are the brown sections still flexible and filled with sap? Or are they brittle and dry?
The brown sections are brittle and dry 😭
@QualityWeed okay I am going to go ahead and say it may be twig blight. Twig blight is a fungal disease that most often occurs in early spring when leaf buds have just opened. It attacks the tender new shoots and terminal ends of plants. Phomopsis twig blight is one of the more common fungi that causes the disease in junipers.
Thank you so much for the information. I live in California, super dry springs and very very windy. Twig blight, I’m sorry what is that. Thank you again
Oh no, is it possible to save them. It’s about 12 of these trees. We really like them would be sad to lose them
Thank you so much, yes very very windy and dry these days. I have no idea when was the last time the last owner cared for them
You should prune back all of the dead sections. It might be a good idea to bring out a tree surgeon if you aren’t comfortable with that kind of work. But you may be able to ask around at garden centers etc for help too. Here is an article on twog blight that might help. https://www.homeandgardenia.com/juniper-twig-blight-prevention-care-and-remedy/
@malobee thank you so much 🌻
@QualityWeed I don’t know why your comments weren’t showing for me, but since it has been so dry they might do well with some active watering. They will still need pruning back, and I would avoid sprinkler watering because of it is blight it might encourage fungal growth. Base watering with a hose to start.
I think your first picture may be an eastern cedar. I think your second picture is of junipers.

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