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    SERIOUS help needed!

    Hi! It is me...the girl who only comes by when she needs advice. Sorry about that. I swear in real life I'm not the type who just goes to visit the grandparents when she needs money. I just know where to find great minds. Okay guys...I planted twelve Thuja Green Giants three years ago. They were so tiny they fit into a little plastic thing together. They are now (some of them) about 7 feel tall. I have lost two of them. The two that died devleoped splits in them and were gone within weeks. I now have splits in about 5 more of them. I have emailed every expert I know. I emailed some national tree foundation...the place where I got them...and nobody will offer a single suggestion. I have been chasing my tail for about 6 weeks now. Do any of you have suggestions? Is there anything you can think of I can do to save these trees? I love them so much! Anybody who can save my trees gets a BIG present from me!




    Here are some pics...

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    Hiya Hotsauce Howsya bin ?

    I reckon this is one for Weeder. She will know if anybody does

    Or Bez, she's got green fingers too

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    Hotsauce, I need to know where you live... climate etc.... Looks like 2 things to me.... Borers.. or damage done to trunks. Are those trees cryptomeras?
    Give me more info.... tell me exactly what the trees are. Where did you buy them? etc.... Ill look into it.

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    Talk to them, and give them names.

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    Weeder to the rescue! I knew you would be helpful. I hope you can shed some light on this mystery. I can't get anyone to help me. I want to know if there is anything I can do to the ones that have the splits and see if I can prevent it from happeneing to the others. If you need more pictures I will be happy to take some more. I live in Missouri. I think that is Zone 7? This is the exact place I bought them from. These are the trees...thujas....


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    Also, the weedwacker hasn't been anywhere near the trunks of these trees (that is what everyone thinks it is). We have a chain fence....nothing has been stripping the bark...in the one piccy it does look like something has made a hole in the trunk. that is the ONLY tree that looks like that...the rest just has splits. thank you so much, in advance!

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    Re: SERIOUS help needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by ArnoldLayne
    Hiya Hotsauce Howsya bin ?

    I reckon this is one for Weeder. She will know if anybody does

    Or Bez, she's got green fingers too
    hiya! i've been great! i'm tan and rested....just got back from vegas.

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    I don't know a thing about trees but I think that the little girl in the pink in the second picture is a real cutie!
    Sandi


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    *Peg zips her lip, sits on her fingers, and backs away from this thread*

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    Hotsauce, Your trees are Aborvitaes. They are in the cypress family.
    The splits are caused by many reasons.. they usually are not fatal if they are treated. Diseases enter through the splits, so I dont know if it is too late. The splits were probably inside the young trunks, and expanded from cold followed by rapid thawing. Look on google. There are exact pictures of the splits on your trees and how to treat them. Too much for me to copy here. If you lose the trees a good replacement would be Leyland Cypress. You wont have this problem with those. Your trees have very soft wood. The wood used to be used to make rope. Go to/// Diseases of Aborvitaes. Click on plantclinic.cornell.edu/treesshrub aborvitae. A full explanation is there.

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    oh weeder thank you thank you! i have been so busy! i am going to check out every bit of that information. thank you for taking the time to help! you are a doll!

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