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We have large fir hedges which I trim twice a year. The tips of the branches always go brown afterwards - why is this. Also hedge seems to be dying - going brown - in certain patches, why is this?

Sue Grimer



i dont think firs take to trimming basicly but that is a guess im sure someone will tell you better than i can .

6 Mar, 2012


This sounds like a cupressus hedge rather than a fir. The tips do tend to go brown if they are cut back a bit too close but they generally recover quite quickly in the growing season.. The bare brown patches could be a disease that lots of people have noticed and I don't think there is a cure - maybe someone else will know more about this than I do.

6 Mar, 2012

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