Posted by Mike G. on May 20, 2003 at 21:54:02:
In Reply to: Reviving my Arborvitae's posted by Leonora Bananto on May 05, 2003 at 12:17:27:
: : We planted 7 Arborvitea's in a row in front of our swimming pool to give us some privacy however 3 of them are completely orangish/brown. I had read that winter is usualy the culprit. What I want to know is will they come back, what should we do and how can we prevent this from happening to the remainder of those still green?
You should dig them up and return them to the place you bought them, if they were planted within a year or two, and get new arbs to plant. To prevent it from happening, fertilize the plants so that they develop a deep and strong root system. This will help the plant survive a harsh winter, because the roots wont freeze--as easily--if they are strong. Another way to prevent it is to lay mulch around the base of each plant.