Evergreen tree rehab help

Asked May 29, 2020, 9:21 PM EDT

These two trees live in our front yard and were probably planted fifteen years ago when the home was built. We moved in last December. As you will see one of them specifically is not full on the bottom and has a growth on the tree. The tree looks sick to me and might be spreading to the other. Please help me bring the beauty back to being safe and healthy.

Grand Traverse County Michigan

1 Response

Indeed your spruce are in trouble and it looks like it has been going on for some time. Needlecast and other diseases left unchecked will permanently disfigure trees. Needles do not grow back and it continues to get worse. Read more here:
https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/what_is_spruce_decline_and_what_should_you_do_about_it

First necessity is to get the correct diagnosis. Stressed trees can have more than one disease, as well as insect issues. A Certified Arborist could answer of your questions. Find one or more Certified Arborists in your zip code at www.treesaregood.org Go to the Find an Arborist tab. Arborist evaluations are not expensive and offer your best hope for tree survival going forward.

Good luck!