I need help with my sick cedar shrubs-please

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  1. NancyinArkansas

    NancyinArkansas Well-Known Member

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    They are turning brown and dying-it starts at the bottom and goes to the top--we lost one 4 years ago--on a real wet spring-another this spring-which was real wet--i have 4 more looking bad--the county agent sais it was a fungus--and we have been spraying every 2 weeks--ther are about 15 of them and it has took 11 years to be so big and beautiful and I hate to lose them--they really are the show case of our yard--the agent said on a real wet year the fungus will start up and then go away on a drought-but it seems more like a disease to me--11 years ago they were 20 dollars apiece at the nursery and when they went on sale for 5 dollars-I loaded up my pick up -even on the tail gate and saw my dh on the way home and he had a friend with him and he got a good joking because he had to go home and plant all of them--i put half of them on his truck --so there is a good memory with these bushes--thanks to all-Nancy
     
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    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    Nancy, do you know what bagworms are? Do you see any evidence of cacoon looking attachments in the lower portion of the cedars?
     

  3. NancyinArkansas

    NancyinArkansas Well-Known Member

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    yes,i know what the worms are and we spray and kill them every year--i go out and pick them off too and put them in a can of gas-the 2 that died -they died before the worm invasion-I just cant figure out what to do--we get the worms about july 4th every year--thank you-Nancy
     
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    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    Nancy, you could read here and it may give you some insight
    [ame]http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=cedar+tree+fungus&btnG=Google+Search[/ame]