Back Sides Of Arborvitae Away From Sun Seem To Be Dying

Question From: L. Hanson - Hayden, Idaho, United States
Q: My globe arbs are planted in raised beds along a deck. The front of the plants look good, but the back of them (facing the deck) look like they are dying. The good looking side gets the sun. What do you think is going on, & is there anything I can do? Thank you for any advice.

A: There is nothing you can do to make up for lack of sun. Sounds like the back side of the arbs are in the dark.Take a photos of the plantings showing the sun values at the backs of the shrubs to a good independent nursery for recommendations. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy