Norway spruce turning brown

Asked December 15, 2019, 9:48 PM EST

I planted a beautiful Norway spruce about 5' tall - it has done very well - watered it a lot during it's first year. You can see a brown tint o the tree - more brown on west side than the other sides. Does it need water? I can get the hose out and give it lots of water if you think that will help. Don't want to lose this tree - it is in middle of circle drive in front of the church.

Coles County Illinois trees and shrubs

1 Response

Thank you for your question. The assigned expert has been unavailable. I suggest you take some photos of the tree--both up close and from afar--as well as some needles, and visit your county Extension office for assistance. Staff there will be able to examine the tree to see if something is amiss. Here is their webpage:

Good luck!