red cedar tree

Asked June 4, 2018, 3:40 PM EDT

Our small tree has developed alot of brown on the "leaves". There is still new groth that is green. Any thoughts?

Alaska cedar

1 Response

Many factors can come into play to cause browning leaves on red cedar in Southeast Alaska. In the home landscape, good planting, location and maintenance take a major role on tree success, as do micro-climates (ie exposure to winter winds, etc.) As well, the disease Cedar Leaf Blight is very common in Southeast Alaska. A write up on it can be found on page 130 in this USDA publication (https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5315942.pdf) See if this looks like what you are talking about.