Colorado Blue Spruce

Asked April 5, 2018, 12:39 PM EDT

I have a 70' tall Colorado blue and the top 15' died ...any ideas what it could be Insect? Fungus? (See attached picture)

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1 Response

.I cannot make a diagnosis from a photo (BTW it came through upside down). There are many reasons for the top of a tree to die. It could be as simple as lack of moisture last fall. Here is a link with a couple ideas but you really need to contact a certified arborist and have an onsite examination done. The second link will give you info on how to contact a certified arborist. You can put in your zip code:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/plant/evergreen/spruce/branchesdead.html
http://www.treesaregood.org/