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Is my Garden Tree dead?

Hi Everyone.

I have a fairly tall tree, sandwiched amongst a clump of other trees (a few Yew, and an Ash).
In the last year or so, it's turned completely brown. I was going to get rid of it, but thought I'd check that it was truly a goner.
Could anyone tell me:

1. What species it is / was please? I've had no luck identifying it elsewhere online.
2. Is there any hope for it - anything I can do to salvage it, or is it destined for the chop?



  • I wonder if it's a juniper?

    I would say it's dead and you won't be able to coax it back to life. You're best taking it out.

    It was probably the very dry summer that did for it. A lot of conifers like free-draining soil but they don't like drought conditions. 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121
    Agree totally with the above ; 99% certain it's one of the larger Juniperus chinensis cultivars , but now impossible to ID which one .
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    It’s just pining for the fjords.

    No, it looks like a goner.
  • if the branches snap, its dead
  • Thanks all. Right-o, down it comes. Might wait a week or so until I can feel my fingers again whilst outside!
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