Trade out arborvitae?
I recently read Dennis Patton’s article about the drought resistant ‘Taylor’ Juniper as a better alternative than the arborvitae. I have a row of 15 arborvitae that I planted a couple years ago against a drainage ditch along the back of my property to act as a ‘green screen’ from the neighbors. Two right in the middle of the straight row died because of the drought. Would you just replace the 2 again with arborvitae or begin trading out the juniper assuming one day all the arborvitae will eventually die out? I know they won’t ‘match’ but I am assuming the extreme summers will only persist and eventually all the arborvitaes will die. And no, I’m not a good waterer of my arborvitae. Thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. - Christine -