Asked May 19, 2022, 12:10 PM EDT
I'm a volunteer at the Annapolis Maritime Museum in Eastport. This Easter Red Cedar (Juniperus virginian) had an industrial strength infection of bag worms last year. The museum had it sprayed twice by a local company. I estimate that 1/3 of the tree has been defoliated. From the ground, I can't determine if the defoliated upper branches are leafing out. The lower half of the tree seems robust. Some say the tree is dead and it should be cut down. I would like to save it if possible. Should: I take a wait and see if the upper branches leaf out, consider removing the upper branches or cave into the "cut it down" movement?
Anne Arundel County Maryland