Browning yews

Asked August 8, 2019, 8:44 PM EDT

My 35 yr old yews suddenly started turning brown at the top where there was new growth and suddenly the whole yew turned brown almost overnight. We've had unusually wet spring and summer but the other yews opposite seem fine

Kenton County Kentucky

1 Response

Do you have photos you could send me?
A couple of questions. How is the drainage in that area? Have there been changes in the area such as construction, pipes in the yard, etc.?
Has anyone in the area (you, neighbors, lawn care, etc.) sprayed any kind of weed killers or used other chemicals?
You can post your answers here or email me at michele dot stanton at uky dot edu
We can do some troubleshooting to figure out what might be going on.