I’m having some dieback in the crown of my hinoki.
The last repot was in Feb 2020. It grew well that year. Then, sometime earlier this year, the back branch in the crown began to slowly recede. There is some browning on a few other branches on the back side of the tree. All the dieback is on the south side of the tree. The location of the tree gets full sun year round. I would say the overall color of the tree started to yellow ou a bit this summer. The tree has been left to grow for 2 growing seasons.
Any thoughts on cause.
Dieback on rear branch
Branch just below dead branch.
Another rear branch a little lower down on the tree
Front of the crown