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cedar trees brown on tips

Postby O'Leary » May 19, 2008 9:12 am

I planted 2 five foot cedars last fall and covered with burlap for the harsh winter and when I removed the burlap one was perfectly green and the other had brown tips but most of the leaves were green at the trunk. Is there anything someone can suggest to repair. Both trees are in the same location in front of house and sheilded from most harsh winds and snow???
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Postby butterfly » May 19, 2008 9:22 am

One thing I have never covered my cedars

They need light in winter too

They have always been out in the harsh winds and no damage

No much you can do to repair them

They could be lack of moisture. They like water
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Postby Jeannie » May 19, 2008 3:07 pm

Chances are the tree wasn't given sufficient watering in the fall to last into winter. The brown tips will disappear once the new growth begins in earnest.
Always, water evergreens well into fall as long as the soil will absorb it.
The tree depends on moisture given it in the fall to last through winter's dryness.

I would leave the burlap off as long as the wind doesn't affect it much and water it well until freeze-up.

When the new growth begins, give your tree some evergreen fertilizer.
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