Emerald cedars

(Question)

I wrapped my trees last winter with orange snow fencing to protect them from the deer. When I unwrapped them this spring they all appear to be dieing. Will they recover?

(Answer)

This is a very difficult question for me to answer as there could be many variables to this situation such as: were these cedars recently planted? Emerald cedars like moist, well draining soil, and a good amount of sunlight. Evergreens can be susceptible to winter damage (drying out, wind, ice, salt), and will brown and lose leaves. Here are links to other discussions of why cedars might brown on the Toronto Master Gardener web site:

https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/askagardener/emerald-green-cedar-turning-brown/