We have a Deodar cedar which has "browned" in the recent months...

Asked March 23, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

We have a Deodar cedar which has "browned" in the recent months (since January 2014.) It is established and has done well for eight years since planting. We haven't fertilized this tree. Is this something to worry about?

Washington County Maryland trees and shrubs deodar cedar winter burn

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If you would like to send a digital photograph for confirmation, we encourage you to do so. However, the most likely culprit is 'winter burn'. This is a common malady, especially this year and especially on needled and broadleaf evergreen trees and shrubs. If the browning persists into the growing season, you could prune off the affected plant tissue. It should not be necessary to fertilize the tree, but provide supplemental irrigation during periods of hot, dry weather.
Hopefully, you will see new growth in the next few weeks.