The tree is about six feet high. Lives in full sun. well draining soil, and with good air circulation. Needles are dead on only one side ( east) of the tree about three feet up. South side of tree is healthy.
Wayne County Michigan
It is hard to know what is going on without seeing the damage. Browing can be caused by a number of things such as: winter injury, diseases and insects. Here is a link to a nice publication that shows the various problems we find with spruce.