Dying Tree

Asked May 31, 2016, 8:47 PM EDT

I have a 20 plus year old Henlock tree on the edge of Alsea Bay in Waldport that appears to be dying. We just noticed it two days ago and it seems to be going fast. We would like to know the cause. It may be a destructive bug that may affect our other trees. Is there someone who could come out and look at it?

Lincoln County Oregon

1 Response

Unfortunately we do not make house calls. You may need to call on the services of an arborist to come look at the tree.
Here is a link to some information on western hemlock trees and potential problems:
https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/sil/Sil469.pdf

Here is an Oregon State University publication regarding potential drought effects on conifers including western hemlock.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/2015/05/drought-hits-douglas-fir-trees-hard

Finally, here is a link to an Oregon State University publication on managing insects and diseases of Oregon conifers.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/union/sites/default/files/EM_8980_June_2009_ConiferGuide_OregonState_0.pdf