Why does one of my Green Giant arborvitae have brown tips? The tree is one of...

Asked August 5, 2014, 8:46 AM EDT

Why does one of my Green Giant arborvitae have brown tips? The tree is one of 16 6-7 ft. trees planted in early April. None of the others has these brown tips. What should I do about it, if anything?

Howard County Maryland

2 Responses

The arborvitae may have been subject to winter damage. Secondary fungi can affect the tips of the foliage. Usually the dead portions just fall off. No control is necessary. Continue to monitor the tree throughout the season.
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Thank you for your help!