Newly planted spruce Dying and Growing What?

Asked August 8, 2016, 3:14 PM EDT

My newly planted blue spruce has new

growth but yet is getting more and more brown needles. What should I do?

Adams County Colorado spruce trees

1 Response

Usually as long as the needles that are turning brown are on the interior of the tree I don't worry. As long as the new growth is green the tree should be okay. All conifers lose old needles and this may just be that. Are you dry where you are - some parts of the state are way below normal on rainfall. If you are dry you could water it on a regular basis but don't over water as spruce don't like lots of water.