Arborvitae - One section is turning brown
Hello, I planted 6 arborvitaes this spring. I have one that recently has started to turn brown in one section. I have been trying to make sure they get watered, but not too much. I have tried to self diagnose by reading online, but have found myself becoming more confused.
I read about the different diseases and root rot as well as fungicides(copper vs multi-purpose). I plan to take a look at roots tomorrow to try to determine if it is root rot, but as this is my first time planting arborvitaes, I am not sure how easily I will be able to tell. I am including two pictures taken a day or two apart, to show the progression and a 3rd that is a closeup.
The weather has been very hot and humid for a couple of weeks, does that help promote diseases?
Thanks for any assistance,
Portage County Ohio
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Ravenna, OH 44266