Spruce issue

Asked July 24, 2018, 4:32 PM EDT

Any idea of what this is and if its treatable. The tree was planted 2 years ago. Thank you

Oakland County Michigan spruce

1 Response

It is really hard to identify the problem from your photos. It could be a number of problems. Here is a link to an article that may help you identify if it is a canker, needlecast or other problems. http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/what_is_spruce_decline_and_what_should_you_do_about_it

The third picture I am wondering about possibly spruce gall midge. http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/spruce_gall_midge

I would recommend sending a sample to MSU Diagnostic Services - www.pestid.msu.edu for identification. There may be a fee.