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Tree is turning brown


Hello, wonder if anyone could help? I've got two ferns (I believe) in my garden and they are turning brown, was wondering what I should do to save them.


Last edited: 24 September 2016 12:42:34


  • That is dieback and, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do - the brown areas will not recover.  I would get them removed and plant new trees.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thank you so much for your awnsers I will get them out asap then, sad to see them go though as they where here when I brought the house.

  • Don't be tempted to get those again, either. It's cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' and is prone to suffering from exposure to cold winds/extreme cold (like many of us!)


  • If you want something else with an upright habit Taxus baccata standishii is a much better plant image

    Last edited: 25 September 2016 07:13:53

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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