I have 8 "emerald green" arborvitae that I planted early summer. I watered them regularly with a soaker hose and during the hot weeks I would water directly on the rootball. They all seemed to be doing great.
This week, I watered them with the soaker hose for over an hour and then the next day we got a decent amount of rain and very heavy winds. I noticed the next day (can't be entirely sure they weren't like this before) that 3-4 of them have a golden-brown hue to the leaves. Otherwise, they still look healthy and alive, but the color is off. The remaining 4-5 are a deep green color.
Part of me suspects that perhaps they got a little over watered or maybe wind burn (the side toward the fence don't seem as bad as the front on some). But I want to make sure they will recover.
I can post pics later...but anyone have any ideas?