My name is Nette and I live in Texas. I live in an apartment and I received a pre-trained 3yr Juniper Bonsai Tree as a gift in December. I noticed that the leaves and branches are starting to turn brown. I have read many articles because I really want to save my tree. I originally had the tree indoors because i was told it would not require much sunlight during the winter period. Well I think this may have been a mistake. Texas does not really have winter. I also was watering it every 3-4 days. Once I started noticing the browning of the leaves I stopped watering the tree to once a week (today was the 1st day I watered it again since the soil appeared pretty dry) and placed it outside on the patio where the sun shines. I typically put it outside in the morning before work when it's still a little dark and then once I come home from work I bring it indoors until the next morning. I have been doing this for the last 3-4 days and did not notice any change. Can someone please tell me what else I can do to save my bonsai tree. It was a gift and means a lot to me. When I first received the tree back in December there was already some browning present but not nearly as much now. I have included pictures. I had to bring the tree in to take photos. Any help would be much appreciated. If you need more information or have questions about the plant please let me know
*I also read somewhere about a scratch test and the trunk still has some green as well as the branch.