why is pine thinning and/or Dying?

Asked August 28, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

Spruce tree starting to look thin and discolored. Why would it be dying from the bottom up?

Minnehaha County South Dakota trees and shrubs horticulture

1 Response

Thank you for your question about your spruce. I appreciate the photos, as it really helped, but they were quite blurry. I have attached an article about Rhizosphaera needle cast which I suspect is your problem.

Please read the article carefully and inspect your tree again. Follow the instructions carefully if the symptoms match your spruce.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fid/june02/rhizo.html