bush dying or what?

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Old 06-29-11, 10:54 AM
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bush dying or what?

Here's a picture of a bush that grows in an outside shrub area at my workplace. I'd appreciate any help identifying the bush and why this brown dead foilage might be occurring like this and if I can do anything about it or whether it's probably too late. Thanks
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Old 07-02-11, 08:04 AM
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Has it been there for awhile?
 
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Old 07-02-11, 09:27 AM
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Yeah it's been there a while. I had a local knowledgeable landscaper look it (since posting here). Said the brown stuff going on there was "blight" and nothing to do about it but dig up the plant and get rid of it. Which I've done.
 
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Old 07-02-11, 10:09 AM
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Sorry I didn't see this before.

It's a type of juniper, and you probably could have just cut the brown out. It would most likely have filled back in. Something similar happens when they get stepped on or the branches get bent around.
 
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Old 07-02-11, 10:45 AM
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Sorry I didn't see this before. you probably could have just cut the brown out
Hmm. That other person said the sooner I got rid of it the better, otherwise the "blight" could start spreading to the other plants. When I heard that I got rid of it right away instead of risking waiting any longer to get a second opinion. Oh well.
 
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I don't think you made a bad decision.
 
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Old 07-02-11, 11:48 AM
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Yeah, overall prob better, didn't mean to imply that. Doesn't look like it was that big.
 
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Old 07-02-11, 11:59 AM
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Cool. Okay, thanks. Now I feel a little better about just putting the plant out of its misery.
 
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