I live in zone 7 just north of Atlanta. We had a 6-ft Hinoki cypress installed in the spring on the front corner of our house that faces northeast. We fertilized the small tree spring and fall with fertilizer stakes and watered it throughout an unusually hot and dry summer. Now the inside needles from about 2 inches out from the trunk have turned yellow brown. I have a photo if there is an email address I can send it to. Is there any way to save this tree? Any help appreciated.