Arborvitae turning brown

Baker
by Baker
We have arborvitae that are turning brown. They are along a fence line and it is only in one section that this happens. Any advice or thoughts on reasons for this. Photos attached.
  3 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 18, 2018

    There could be many reasons ....Arborvitae are know to get spider mites....Here are some other possible causes. https://www.gardenguides.com/99394-causes-emerald-green-arborvitae-turning-brown.html

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on May 18, 2018

    You probably have a fungus or a bug. Look closely and take a sample to your local nursery and see if they can help you.

    • Baker Baker on May 19, 2018

      Yes I wonder about fungus because of the color. Nursery idea is a good idea, I will check that out. Thanks!

  • Alison Savill Alison Savill on May 19, 2018

    The reason why arborvitae foliage turns brown ...The combination of wind sun freezing temperatures and lack of available water in winter can cause arborvitae foliage ( and the leaves of other evergreens as well ) to turn brown this happens because there dying out prune it in early spring prune before new growth conceals pruning cuts do not prune into that area I suggest you get a water timer feeder