Dying Balsam Firs

Asked May 3, 2019, 6:23 PM EDT

In 2012, I planted 3 Abies Balsamea 'Nana'. Last year I noticed minor foliage discolaration on one (pretty much dead this year as shown in picture) and the other 2 (next to the one in picture) are starting to have the same issue. Any ideas on what is going on with my balsam firs? Thanks - L. Balog

Wayne County Michigan trees and shrubs conifers

1 Response

I can't tell exactly from your photos what may be going on. I suspect winter injury. I would send a sample in to MSU Diagnostic Services - www.pestid.msu.edu
(there is a fee) This way they can examine the plant for and insect or disease issues.