Arborvitae Screen – What`s The Deal?

Q: Any idea what’s going on with my arborvitae screen?

A: Hot, dry weather is the Grim Reaper when it comes to separating well-rooted plants from poorly-rooted ones. Arborvitae is an excellent screening plant but it requires good soil preparation and regular watering for a year after planting for it to thrive. My bet is that yours was planted in an inadequate hole. That said, there’s not much you can do about an arborvitae that’s this far gone. Dig this one out and loosen an area six feet wide before planting a replacement.

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