Korean Fir brown

Asked April 20, 2017, 7:18 AM EDT

The tops of my Korean fir are turning brown on a couple of branches. The ground feels moist, but it has been a very dry spring. Is this a lack of water or something more serious?

Baltimore County Maryland trees korean fir browning branch

1 Response

Our specialists looked at your photo and don't think this is serious, and unlikely caused by pest or disease.
They suggest following that branch back to the trunk, while looking for damage of some sort. Go ahead and prune that branch out.

It has been dry, and as this tree establishes, if we don't get about an inch of rain a week, you should offer supplemental water.