This Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria Japonica) has been recently hit with a fungal infection. Within the span of a week, these four branches went from a light vibrant green to a crispy pale brown. While we strive to predict and prevent decease and infection at all times, sometimes things happen that cannot be reversed. What this scenario has reinforced is that sometimes, planning and prevention are not enough. Perfection may be the goal, but it is unattainable. One must be fluid, able to respond and react to whatever comes next. We treated the infection, and removed the dead growth. In this way we can monitor the spread, and watch if it has gone on to other parts of the tree. Once we are sure that the treatment was effective, we will rearrange the surrounding branches to fill the gaps as if this incident never happened. Generally speaking, older trees have less foliage then young vigorous trees, so if we play our cards right, we will effectively be able to improve this forest planting by making it look older.