PIX - Are dead branches sign of disease - Alaskan cypress?
One of two of our 7 year old Alaskan cypress are developing brown needles and branches at the base. We have had a warm wet winter and now seemingly unending dry winds. Should I be concerned about mites? It was very difficult to get a good picture of the tree as it is crowded next to two arborvitae by our trellis. First one is overall tree - as good as I could get. Last two show the dead branches. Our other cypress [on other side of the two arborvitae is doing fine - no dead branches]