Yellowing Emerald Cedars

(Question)

Hello,

i noticed the other day that my cedar trees are turning yellow. The soil beneath the cedars is very rocky and very dry. Is the yellowing of the needles due to poor soil conditions or lack of water?

Any suggestions you can provide would be appreciated.

Thank you.

(Answer)

I take it you are asking us what is wrong with your tree? Cedars are notoriously thirsty trees and will show signs of dryness if left unwatered for too long. There is also the possibility that the trees are infected with insects.

Here is a link to our Gardening Guide for Evergreen Hedges:

http://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/gardeningguides/evergreens-suitable-for-hedging-a-toronto-master-gardeners-guide/

Here is a link to a previous question about yellowing cedars:

http://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/askagardener/cedar-trees-leaves-turning-brownyellow-after-sept-pruning/

I hope these links provide you with the solution to the problem.