Hey there all.
i have a juniperus squamata, it was a gift i got 1 and a half years ago from my father. i think it was about 2 years old then. The tree seemed to be doing well until recently with the (australian) summer heat. We had a few weeks of scorching heat up to 40 degrees celsius (around 110 farenheight). The tree started turning yellow on the needles and jst got worse. The needles and small branches now fall off with the slightest of a bump. i thought it could be due to lack of water from the heat, but it hasnt seemed to have revived after around 6 weeks yet. ive watered it a few days ago, yet the dirt seems to be still damp, like it is not using any water at all, im not sure if i should water it again or not. Also when i do water it the water from the holes at the bottom seems to drain out yellow, whats with that..? Also on the weekend i noticed on the roots above the ground and inbetween them there seemed to be silver stringy bits (sorry this is my best decription i can give) almost like a snail had crawled across it or a spider web. i wiped these away, but noticed they were back the next day. Could it have some kind of creature living in it? And do you think repotting it might help? i have never repotted it and think it could be a bit stressful on the plant when its sick, what do u think? Sorry for the long decription but thought id give as much detail as possible. if any one has any ideas on how to save my poor tree id appreciate it. thanks for reading.
p.s. i might try an give some pictures if i can work out how to put them on here... if anyone thinks it might help.