Is this tree dying?

Asked November 16, 2019, 12:57 PM EST

I have large trees in from on my house that I don’t like but would cost a fortune to remove. Recently, I noticed that many of the branches are getting brown. See photo. Is there anything that can be done to save the trees?

Hennepin County Minnesota arborvitae arborvitae browning

1 Response

The browning looks normal. They may have gotten too much water this summer during the heavy rains and not enough when the weather was very hot. They can also have winter burn. It rarely kills them. They will gradually repair.