Young trees

Asked August 7, 2018, 8:13 PM EDT

I planted some bare root meyer spruce trees this spring. They looked really good until recently.They are getting brown in the middle and I am afraid I am losing them. Wondering if over watering could be a cause, I set up a drip-line. Did I kill my trees with love?

Mercer County North Dakota

1 Response

Was on vacation so sorry for the delay in trying to answer your question. If the trees are browning in the middle and the outer ends are still green then I don't think over watering would be the cause. While this could aid in the problem I think other things must be going on like maybe insect issues or a fungi outbreak. This are hard to ID with out seeing the tree itself. hope this helps you out.