Juniper Tip BlightThere are two primary fungi which result in similar damage to junipers in the landscape. They are Kabatina and Phomopsis. The diseases appears on junipers in the spring and early summer as dead brown tips of branches.  The life cycle of each of these pathogens is a little bit different, so fungicide spray timing would vary. Dead tips should be pruned away and removed from the planting location. Dead tips on juniper in spring should be inspected to determine the actual cause as it can also be winter injury, salt damage, or die back due to rodent activity.