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Brown patches on my conifer


Hi, can anyone help please? I have a golden leylandi conifer and it is starting to go brown at the bottom of the tree on one side only. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this might be happening? I would very much appreciate any advice anyone might have. Thank you



  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    It could also be 'wind burn', does the damaged side face the prevailing winds?

  • Nans GardenNans Garden Posts: 10

    Hi, thanks for your replay Verdun to be honest I'm not 100% sure if a fox or a cat could be spraying. Although it is a possibility we do tend to get some cats in the garden they come to stalk the bird table I always shoo them off when I see them though. Is there any sprays you might know of to keep cats away?

    Also thank you to your reply Artjak, No the tree is quite sheltered so couldn't suffer from any wind damage.


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Or a dog lifting its leg.

  • I think once a conifer has started to go brown for whatever reason it will not green up again it dies and could spread up the tree depending on what it is thats causing it image

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    It could be all number of things, wind or pee. It might be heat burn reflected from a nearby wall or a fungal infection. If you have a fungicide it will be worth trying that,

  • Hi  y r my  conifers going brown on there tips can u help me r thay dieing

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