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Browning Leyland Cypress found in Waxhaw, NC

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Leyland cypress trees are a great landscape addition, and very popular throughout North Carolina. Certified Arborist, Rick Pearce who covers the Greensboro and Raleigh area says, "leyland cypress trees make a beautiful addition to any home, if properly cared for." It's our hope your leyland cypress' stay vibrant and green all year long.

However, the recent wet weather months can leave leyland trees susceptible to disease if not properly treated. We've recently spotted leyland's in Waxhaw, NC showing signs of distress. Below are some common symptoms we see when leyland cypress are experiencing distress: The symptoms we've seen

  1. Needles appear to be browning. The number one sign we see on leyland cypress experiencing stress is the browning of needles. Brown needles is a stress response from the tree. If you're seeing brown needles on your leyland cypress we recommend a certified arborist takes a look at what is going on. 
  2. Needles have noticeably fallen off in spots on tree. A second stress response we see among leyland cypress is bare spots where needles once were. 
  3. Tree seems to have a withered look. Any tree that looks withered could be experiencing too much water or too little water. A withered look to a tree could indicate the soil to water ratio balance is off. 
  4. Other leyland cypress appear to be green and only 1 or 2 are showing signs of decline. If all of your leyland cypress are showing signs of stress too much water or too little water could be the issue. If only 1 or 2 of your leylands are showing stress, a pest attack could be the culprit. 

green Leyland Cypress needles

If your Leyland's are experiencing browning needles located towards the lower portion of the tree - a fungicide treatment may be recommended. Check out our Tree Bugs page for more information.       

Schedule a free consultation with a Certified Arborist today to assess the health of your leyland cypress trees! 

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