Are My Pine Trees Dying?
In the last year or so we noticed there are very few pine needles left on some of the branches and on the inside of the tree.
Oakland County Michigan
Thanks for the question. These are actually spruce trees (at least the ones clear enough to ID in the pictures). Spruce trees, especially blue spruce, have been declining across the state. It is likely your trees are suffering from "Spruce Decline". Some treatments may help but can't fix the damage. A certified arborist can help make the appropriate recommendations. Check out the following links:
- https://www.michiganradio.org/ post/why-are-spruce-trees-midwest-declining
Ahhh this totally makes sense! Thank you for your insights Barry!! I’ll connect with an arborist - thank you for sharing that finder tool!