Leyland cypress has brown needles on the inside

Asked August 23, 2020, 4:36 PM EDT

We have a row of 5 40 foot Leyland Cypress tress. They are always bright green on the outside, but for a few years now we have noticed that on the inside, close to the trunks the needles are mostly brown. Should we get them inspected for disease?

Washington County Oregon

1 Response

The browning needles on the inside of the Leland cypress ins normal and not a sign of a plant disease. Overall, the trees look very healthy!

If you find dead needles/branches unsightly, you can prune them out.

Good luck.