dying thuga occidentalis pyrimidals

Asked February 21, 2019, 1:17 PM EST

Thuga occidentalis pyrimidals form a privacy border of 160 feet of my yard. Many are turning brown and dying not only in my yard but throughout my neighborhood. Is there anything I can do to stop and prevent this die off? I look forward to any information you can provide, Ken

Macomb County Michigan trees dying occidentalis pyrimidals

1 Response

Ken,
Our winter has not been kind to many of our woody landscape plants. Our very cold temperatures along with high winds way points to winter burn on your shrubs. This is a result of desiccation (i.e. the plant drying out). Arborvitaes are susceptible to this. Check out the following links:

https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/articles/winter-burn/

https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/protecting-trees-and-shrubs-winter

Please let us know if you have additional questions.

I hope this is helpful,