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After. Kerria, Hemlocks, Viburnum and Impatiens make the perfect combination to fill this tough spot. Once the plants are established, they will need very little irrigation.

Before- Spruce trees in this area have been plagued with a airborne fungus, causing slow die back of the branches.
After- In this case, the lower branches were trimmed, allowing new Hemlocks to be installed beneath. Within 5-7 years the Hemlocks will be 10-15′ tall and the Spruce will be gone.