If during hot summer months there is little rainfall, an arborvitae tree can turn brown due to drought stress and sun scorch. Deep watering of the soil around the tree is a solution to this problem. There are many other ... More »

To care for an "Emerald Green" arborvitae, leave 2 to 3 feet of space between the tree and other plants, and make sure it is located under full sunlight. Plant the tree in well-drained soil with a 10-10-10 fertilizer, an... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

Arborvitae diseases are diseases that affect the arborvitae tree, an evergreen with scale-like leaves. Some common arborvitae diseases are Kabatina twig blight, Pestalotiopsis tip blight and Phomopsis twig blight. All of... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes
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