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Leyland cypress (x Cupressocyparis leylandii) has grown in popularity in the Southeast and Atlanta over the last few decades, especially in its use as a fast-growing, screening plant. With the increased planting that has resulted from its popularity, various diseases and pest problems have become more evident with these beautiful trees.
As with any plant, the first step to a healthy Leyland cypress is to provide it with the cultural conditions that it needs. Ultimately, a vigorously growing plant is always better able to survive disease and insect problems than is a stressed one. In general, Leyland cypress requires full sun, and prefers moderately fertile soil that is moist and well drained.
Two diseases commonly cause brown branches on Leyland cypress: seridium canker and botryosphaeria canker. The best way to tell the difference, aside from examining the branches and looking for spores, is to run your hands across the branches of newly affected trees. If the needles fall off upon touching, then it is Seridium and if they stay attached then it is Botryosphaeria.
Diseases can be treated by your Tomahawk Arborist. The Leyland Cypress trees across the Southeast are dying from the inside out. They should be foliated to the trunk. If you see dead spots in your Leylands, Tomahawk has the answer.
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