Two of my potted conifers have turned brown from the middle - the tips of each branch are still lovely and green but if I part the branches, the inside of the tree looks almost dead. The interior of the plants can turn orange or brown giving the appearance that the plant is in decline. Salt damage on trees often shows up as leaves turning brown from the lowest branches working upwards. If the base of your hedge, whether it’s evergreen or not, is looking unhealthy or not coming into bud yet, it may have been damaged by salt and/or anti-freeze. The browning I noticed in late July on my Eastern red cedar in the front yard (Juniperus virginiana) is suddenly showing up as gold or rusty-brown or a progression from one to the other on many other conifer species.The Eastern white pines (Pinus strobus), above, with their long needles, are always the most dramatic, turning what looks like mostly gold at first. https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/2006/3-8/browning.html B19GRR 1,980 posts Can anyone suggest why my conifer has gone brown, i have 2 trees, this one has developed brown patches, there are some green leaves underneath on some of the branches, but not a happy tree. I have a small conifer, approx 5ft tall, about 8-10 yrs old. Also known as Cypress canker, it is caused by a Seiridium fungus (usually S.cardinale), and is often a swift and deadly disease to a range of Conifers, Junipers and Pencil pines. Most conifers, plants that have needle like foliage, need plenty of sun to perform well. When evergreen trees are stressed, they are not shy about showing symptoms. This time of year, Rolling Green Nursery often hears concerns from customers that their newly planted Chamaecyparis (false cypress) trees or shrubs are dying. i can find non evidence of beasts on the branches. The most common sign that your evergreen tree is stressed and potentially dying is the browning of a section or the entirety of the tree. If this is the case, you will need to move the plants farther out from the house. In order to properly treat your tree, you must first identify what is stressing it. Start by noting the season and which part of the tree is affected. The disease affects the Irrespective of the reason, I *think* it's unlikely that the conifers will re-green where they are currently brown, but hopefully someone will come on and contradict me In many cases where these plants are at ones front door the sun will never hit the back side of the plant. Evergreen trees turning brown from the bottom up are unsightly. The plant usually starts to yellow and then turn brown on the back side. I live in Aberdeen, east coast. It you see dead needles on pine trees, take the time to figure out the cause. Conifer die‐back seems to be running rampant again! Whole branches are now brown and when I went to cut them off I found that there are a lot more brown parts inside too. The same goes for roadside trees, especially if they are young or recently planted. What Causes an Evergreen Tree to Die or Turn Brown. The top looks v. healthy but it has been going brown at the bottom. Years later, those older bottom branches become a target for disease and insects. They are in a large pot and have been ok for about 2 years. Pine trees are evergreen, so you don’t expect to see dead, brown needles. It is planted in the front garden and has been steadily, but slowly growing taller. Think back to the early days of your treasured evergreen tree. 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