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Old 04-11-2015, 05:42 PM   #1
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Juniper bushes dead at bottom


I have some juniper bushes I planted maybe ten years ago. They looked very nice for the past 8 years. The wind has been really rough here past two years. Last two winters have been much colder than normal.
These bushes, which are 12 feet tall and maybe 18 inches wide, are dead and dieing at the bottom 4 feet. Should I tear them out, or is there some sort of remedy? I probably waited to long and will sadly have to remove them. Thanks
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You will be removing those,I bet.--To the best of my knowledge,the lower branches that died will not regrow when pruned back---
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what Mike said^^
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In my experience with Juniper, issues are either weather, water, disease or spider mites. I did some research and feel like there's not much chance of the limbs growing back. I think before I give up, I'd consult your local extension agent and get their opinion.
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An interesting Juniper experience----

My father had Hawthorn Crab apple trees---and Junipers----the Junipers wer plagued by a yellow fungus---turns out the crabs were infecting the junipers---

So ,junipers were remove--new ones were planted well away from the crabs---no more trouble.
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An interesting Juniper experience----

My father had Hawthorn Crab apple trees---and Junipers----the Junipers wer plagued by a yellow fungus---turns out the crabs were infecting the junipers---

So ,junipers were remove--new ones were planted well away from the crabs---no more trouble.
This is actually well documented, but you may not have noticed the trees were likely infected also with Cedar Apple Rust. The recommended treatment... Don't plant junipers near Crab Apples...I'm not making this up.
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