Help! My Spruce is dying!
Your spruce is struggling and looks like it was not able to establish itself. You may be dealing with a root problem. The top is dead and there is tip dieback. Some reasons for decline include planting too deeply; poor drainage; were the roots teased apart so they could grow into the native soil; if you added a lot of organic matter into the planting hole you may have created a bathtub effect as water sits in the planting hole and drowns the tree. Take a look at our website for the planting process, video (explains the process), and aftercare. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/plants/planting-process
We recommend that you replace the tree. Otherwise, it will struggle.