Balsam fir turning yellow

Asked October 28, 2019, 2:13 PM EDT

The branches are yellowing from the interior starting at the base of the tree. Can you help diagnose the possible cause (s)?

Wayne County Michigan trees and shrubs evergreens conifers

1 Response

Hello,
The yellowing and shedding of the interior needles of pines and firs is a natural occurrence and does not indicate that the trees are dying. I’m attaching a MSU Extension Bulletin that explains the process.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/why_are_my_evergreens_losing_their_needles