Overwatered juniper?

Hello Bonsai Tonight,

Weirdest problem ever… so I got a pair of new glasses over winter with brown transition lenses. I didn’t realize that it made seeing yellow more difficult. I just realized that my junipers aren’t as green as I thought they were, until I took my glasses off to scratch an itchy eye. They look overwatered. They have a yellow/green mottled look, i.e. The color difference isn’t only in growing tips, but random throughout needles. I don’t see evidence of mites. What do you think?

I meant to upload pictures. How do I do that?

Funny about the glasses.

Good that you checked for mites - that’s the first thing that came to mind. The next thing I’d consider is the soil. If there’s old soil in the rootball, that could explain the yellow foliage.

Good call. The couple of trees in question are both 1/2 barerooted. One tree is in its 1st season, the other in its second. Might have similar symptoms as overly dense footballs. Thanks!