Keep your conifer hedge green and healthy and avoid leaf browning and dieback in conifers, ranging from pests and diseases to damage by the elements. The reluctance of conifers used for hedging (apart from yew) to regenerate from old wood means that the damage is often irreversible. This factsheet is not a comprehensive list of all the causes of browning in conifer hedge species, but does cover the most likely and common causes.
The best way to keeping a healthy hedge is to look after it both during and after planting, here are some tips:
Always select healthy plants with a good root structure