Cherry Laurel Trees Seem To Be Thinner And Dying At The Top

Question From: CALIFORNIA
Q: Hi, My Cherry Laurels are on a slight hill, about 17 years old, I have never pruned them. They are getting thinner and seem to be dying out from the top. The leaves are more on the yellow side but there are no holes. It is like the leaves are turning brown, falling off and not growing back. Can you give me any advice? I hate to lose them, thanks! Vicki
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A: If they were my trees I would get an onsite inspection from a trained tree doctor, a certified arborist. To find one in your area go to and enter your zip code. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy