Blight, maybe??

Asked June 20, 2020, 6:01 PM EDT

We have a couple of mature evergreen trees on our lawn that are dying. Several branches have died, one at a time over the past year, and now the top is going, too. I am wondering what to do? Is there a local arborist that can come to our home?

Madison County Kentucky

2 Responses

Many of the needlecast blights start from the bottom and work their way up. Having lost needles at the top of the tree suggests to me that there might be something going on in the root system. It is weakened or perhaps has a root rot and can not ship nutrients up to the tip of the tree. We are seeing an increase in a root issues due to the wet weather conditions.
Check out this article: https://kentuckypestnews.wordpress.com/2020/04/28/rainy-season-equals-phytophthora-disease/
There are no certified arborists in Madison county. But you can find a list of certified arborist by going to https://www.treesaregood.org/ and clicking on the find an aborist tab.
If you have any other questions, please email me at Amanda.sears@uky.edu.

Many of the needlecast blights start from the bottom and work their way up. Having lost needles at the top of the tree suggests to me that there might be something going on in the root system. It is weakened or perhaps has a root rot and can not ship nutrients up to the tip of the tree. We are seeing an increase in a root issues due to the wet weather conditions.
Check out this article: https://kentuckypestnews.wordpress.com/2020/04/28/rainy-season-equals-phytophthora-disease/
There are no certified arborists in Madison county. But you can find a list of certified arborist by going to https://www.treesaregood.org/ and clicking on the find an aborist tab.
If you have any other questions, please email me at Amanda.sears@uky.edu.