Posted: 18/05/2014 at 07:27
I don't think it will have anything to do with the canvas and bark, any adverse effects wouldn't be that quick.
How wet is wet? I don't grow this tree but I've never seen it growing in a very wet place.
My guess is that it hadn't settled into its new home as well as you'd hoped.
I fear it's dead, once brown most conifers don't recover