Blue spruce disease

Asked January 29, 2018, 1:38 PM EST

Blue spruce in my neighborhood are looking rather sickly. Are there any diseases that have been reported?

Anoka County Minnesota blue spruce

1 Response

Blue Spruce and not truely adapted to MN. Our summers are too hot. Blue Spruce belong in the mountains of Colorado. Black Spruce are a much better choice for MN. Blue Spruce commonly suffer from cytospora.
http://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-and-plant-advice/help-diseases/spruce-diseases