• Conifers are going brown and dying one by one in the garden (see above photo). 3 conifers are like the above tree but a few agood tarting to go brown underneath? Any help or advice?

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    We have seen a lot of that here in Derbyshire over the last year. One person told me that it was caused by a special aphid that attacks conifers. I don't know if that is true. Every tree that has been affected here has been dug out but I don't know if that was entirely necessary or not. From the extent of the damage, I would say it probably was a pragmatic approach to the problem.

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,045

    There is nothing can be done with that one, you might as well cut it down dig it out and plant another, they grow quickly so in about 3/4 years it will have cought up.

    Have a look and see if there is a bracken growing underneath, that is what killed ours, nothing grows around bracken.

    They could have come to the end of their life, I dont know for sure how long they live, not very long compered to broad leaf trees.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
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