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I have 6 conifers in my garden and 3 of them have leaves going brown as per attached photo. The affected trees are not next to each other. Can anyone please help with advice on how to deal with this?



Jim Cranston




  • LynLyn Posts: 21,910

    Whatsoever it is, it won't recover. May have to replace.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Lyn, Verdun, Is it possible to drown conifers? I have one that's starting to look a bit like that but it's in a prat of my garden that is sometimes waterlogged for weeks.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    image Read before you send! If I had an OH who was a prat he wouldn't be here for long!!! Short shrift!

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,910

    I wouldn't think a tree that size would be affected by drying out or over watering, it could just be coming to its end naturally, I don't know how long it's been there, or could just be wind burn. I have never watered  a conifer, except on planting and when very young.


    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,105

    Is it salty conditions which harm bigger conifers with you Verd? I'd think that could be a possibility  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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