Asked by: Zaray Robohmhome and garden landscaping
When should I replace my arborvitae?
Last Updated: 26th May, 2020
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Herein, how do I know if my arborvitae is dying?
If you expose the roots on your arborvitae they should be light-colored and healthy looking. If the roots are dark and friable they are damaged and won't function normally. You may also have a discolored area at the base of the trunk of the tree from Phytophthora fungus.
what can I use instead of arborvitae? There aren't many alternatives if you want to maintain an evergreen screen that resembles the arborvitae. Hetz columnar juniper and Medora juniper are possibilities. Junipers are slower growing than arborvitae. Japanese upright yew might also serve your purpose, but yews aren't drought tolerant.
Moreover, is it normal for arborvitae to turn brown in fall?
Arborvitae foliage turns brown naturally in winter, and inner branches drop. The outer foliage on arborvitae turns yellow-green or brown-green when temperatures drop in winter. At the same time, small inner branches turn brown and fall, which can make the trees look browner than normal.
Will arborvitae branches grow back?
On your arborvitae trees the upright shoots from the green parts of the horizontal branches will eventually grow out and up vertically to fill in the top open area of the arborvitae, but it will take several seasons to see . The cut-off top will not regrow.