Juniper > Needles > Needles turn brown from the branch tip down
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- Branch ends (4-6 inches) turn reddish brown than gray
- Numerous brown branch tips throughout canopy of larger trees
- Browning of shoots starts in late spring to early summer, but brown branch tips remain in tree all summer long
- A gray band with tiny black dots (fungal spore producing structures) forms a division between healthy and dead tissue
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Kabatina tip blight
- Branch ends (2-6 inches) turn brown than gray
- Browning of branch ends first visible in February to March
- Infected branch ends drops from tree by early summer
- Gray to silver cankers dotted with small, black spots visible at the base of the discolored needles
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- Needles turn brown from needle tip down
- Branches and needles facing road are most severely affected
- Protection of branches and needles provided by snow cover so damage in these areas is not as severe
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- Bark is completely chewed from branches and stems
- Majority of damage occurs in winter and early spring on braches or stems not protected by snow
- Foliage turns yellow to brown on branches the bark was removed
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- White, spot-like, approximately 1/10 inch diameter cover needles
- Dull green coloring of foliage is first sign of infestation
- In high infestations entire plant may look sprinkled with snow
- Foliage may turn yellow from insects sucking sap from needles, then brown and die as damage ages
- New growth fails to develop normally on infested branches
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Fusarium sp., Rhizoctonia solani, Phytophthora
- Needles turn brown from the tips of the branches down
- Roots are dark colored, soft and mushy
- Occurs only on Junipers in heavy waterlogged soils