Juniper showing a lot of brown

Asked June 1, 2018, 11:59 AM EDT

Having read a column in the Sun years ago about Living Fences we planted several hundred plants to include about 120 Junipers. They've generally flourished over the last 15 or so years, undaunted by cold or heavy snows. But this year a number of them are exhibiting a fair amount of what appear to be dead branches. To much rain? A pest? What say you? thank you!

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

We cannot say for sure but the browning may be environmental, for example, winter damage. We have received several questions regarding browning on native junipers and it looked like cold/winter damage.
At this point look for new growth. The brown/old needles will fall off. You may need to do some pruning. Be patient before pruning and do it during dry weather.
You can send us additional photos if symptoms progress.