When you see brown leaves on the inner part of Emerald cedars, that is generally not a problem: it is normal to see brown leaves in this area in fall or spring, as that foliage is just getting old and the Emerald cedars are shedding it. But leaves turning brown at the outer tips of branches can be a serious problem.
Keeping this in view, do cedar trees lose their leaves in the fall?
One common misconception is that evergreen trees and shrubs like spruces, pines and cedars do not drop their leaves. The leaves of pines and cedars are actually shed as part of whole shoots. Needle leaves of Scots pine may last 2 or 3 years while some species of pine may have needles up to 5 or more years old.
Do cedar trees go dormant?
Cool temperatures are needed for the plant to enter true-dormancy. Evergreen trees include pines, spruces, cedars and firs go dormant less conspicuously than deciduous trees. They do not lose their leaves, or needles, in winter, because their dormancy is different.