Pest county, near Budapest, Hungary
The demise of my Thuja's.
I planted a row of Thuja Occidentalis Smaragd about 6 years ago. They grew well and looked good until a few months ago. In the Autumn of 2011, 2 were dead and I removed them, now the rest are going fast. We had a period of drought last year from July till December. They are in a shady spot close to a large Robinia tree and a weeping willow. Can anyone tell me whether it was the dry conditions or whether there could be another reason. We felt they were well established so did not give them much water last year, everything else needed the water.
The photo makes it look better than it really is by the way. It's a bit browner in reality.
- 23 Feb, 2012