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Are western redcedars dying?

On the western redcedars in my area, some foliage has turned completely red-brown and appears to be dead. Are these trees dying? Or is this normal?

Western redcedars: the trick is butterflies ...

Do you ever wonder how to distinguish a western redcedar from the many other trees (native and cultivated) that we call cedars, cypresses, or junipers? The trick is butterflies.