Evergreen Tree

Asked June 22, 2018, 9:02 PM EDT

I have a really big evergreen tree in my yard that is turning brown. Any suggestions on what I can do to save it?

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5 Responses

Do you know what type of evergreen tree it is? Can you send us photos, please? Send a photo of the whole tree and close-up photos of the symptoms you're seeing. You can attach up to three photos to this reply.

ckc

First let me say how sorry I am that It has taken me so long to answer you. I have no idea what kind of tree it is. It was here when I moved here in 2002. It is a beautiful tree and I hate to lose it. Thank you in advance for any thoughts that you may have on saving this beautiful tree.

Midge Knell

This is a Colorado blue spruce. Unfortuantely, they are not well adapted to the heat and humidity of Maryland and, as they get older, they get susceptible to diseases. The diseases are not curable. They usually die between 20 and 30 years.

Here is the most common fungal disease that afflicts them: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/cytospora-canker-spruce

ECN


This is a Colorado blue spruce. Unfortuantely, they are not well adapted to the heat and humidity of Maryland and, as they get older, they get susceptible to diseases. The diseases are not curable. They usually die between 20 and 30 years.

Here is the most common fungal disease that afflicts them: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/cytospora-canker-spruce

ECN


I am so sad that I will lose this beautiful tree. Thank you for your prompt response.