Evergreen turning bronw

Asked October 9, 2018, 6:30 PM EDT

We have been gone for most of September. The sprinklers have been on and I understand that it has rained a lot. Does anyone know why my evergreens are turning brown

Wayne County Michigan trees and shrubs

1 Response

Water is often a factor, too much being as bad as too little. Trees planted too close to each other allowing for reduced air circulation is another. Moisture is often necessary for fungus and/or insect attack and wet plants are always more at risk. That said, there are numerous possible reasons for your trees browning and it isn't possible to determine why from this vantage point. Possibilities range from numerous funguses to insects to mites or all of the above. Your trees would best be served from an on site visit by a Certified Arborist, one who specializes in everything woody. You can find one or more Certified Arborists in your zip code at www.treesaregood.com Click on the Find an Arborist tab. Arborist evaluations are not expensive and a positive diagnosis is always required before any treatment considerations. It is also possible that no treatment would be required, but you could then proceed based on professional information, which by the way is always a good learning experience for the homeowner .

Good luck!