I planted arborvitaes this past summer and out of 8 only one lived.

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  • SandyG SandyG on Feb 09, 2018

    Click on the link below for possible clues on why your arborvitaes did no survive.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 09, 2018
    Are they dead or damaged?
    We have had deer severely eat down our arborvitae shubs...but they came back. Sometimes pruning will help the altered sad distorted appearance. We have learned not to plant arborvitae unless they are the deer resistant varieties.
  • Liz Wyman Klaniecki Liz Wyman Klaniecki on Feb 09, 2018
    Most nurseries guarantee their plants for a year. But it takes a tremendous amount of watering the first 3 years to establish these plants. And, great root massage before planting. Then no maintenance. THEY GO THRU SHOCK! Good luck
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Feb 09, 2018
    How could plants be deer resistant? I really want to know. ☺️
  • Amanda Amanda on Feb 09, 2018
    Arborvitaes need a lot of watering for the first year when they are planted. They still could come back unless they are all totally brown. Also when planting them I mix in compost. I hope they come back for you.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 09, 2018
    Arborvitaes are known for spider mites, which most are not aware of. Normal watering is basic knowledge for those that stated that.Winter burn would show signs of browning from the inside which again is a normal shedding process
  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Feb 11, 2018
    I see beautiful landscaping with tons of Arborvitaes and I always want to yell STOP !!! But they are cheap for landscapers to use..they don't care what happens after they plant and get paid. I see 90% Of new trees planted...dead all the time. Sad..and such a waste of money. I have 2 in my yard that are thriving...probably because I had no expectations !
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