Drooping Arbor Vitaes

GreenfingerGeneFebruary 27, 2013

I planted a row of $7 arbor vitaes two years ago and they had been doing really well until the heavy snow storm we had in January and they all drooped. I thought they were going to recover but every rain just sends them sideways again.

Any advice as to what to do with them at this point?

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Have you ever heard people on these forums say buy a conifer with a single leader?
Well, that's why.
If they don't have a single leader, trunk, they can split like that in snow, sometimes they actually split and side branches fall off.
I don't know what to tell you to do.
I have one that has multiple leaders, but we dont' get snow here, so I am going to see if mine does that or not/
Post this on the conifer fourm, they will know what to do, short of digging them up, I hope you don't have to.
Are they in the front of your home?
Can people see that from the street?
Sorry about that. At least they wern't expensive.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 11:47PM
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