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Will these Leyland Cypress make it?

Discussion in 'Plant Health' started by JTM, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. JTM

    JTM ArboristSite Operative

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    IMG_1742.JPG We had a bad drought this summer. It has been raining fairly well the past few months but I wonder if these trees will survive.
     
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    Time will tell. Alot of cedar trees where I live do that in winter and bounce back next spring.
     
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    Check for bag worms.
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  4. JTM

    JTM ArboristSite Operative

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    No bag worms. The drought was bad. I hope they bounce back. They provide a good barrier and took about 18 years to get that way.
     
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    The flagging makes me think of more than just drought stress. The next thing I would look for is seiridium canker. This is normally a side effect of drought conditions.
     
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    Second for stress induced cankering
     
  7. JTM

    JTM ArboristSite Operative

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    They look a lot worse now than when the pics were taken. I guess they'll be destined for the chainsaw.
     
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    That's honestly the best approach. Treating them is an expensive, never ending process. Unless you just have to have them and can afford it I would recommend removal
     
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    Any recommendations for replacement? I will never plant another Leyland. I've seen too many of them fall victim to the canker.
     
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    Mmmm, don't give up just yet. I've seen this with Cypress and Redwood. (Been in a drought for a while, not now though.) And I've seen them recover with some help/water during the summer months.

    Pat
     
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    I'll wait and see how they look this fall. If they have canker, which I'm fairly certain they do, then it's done.
     

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