Rust Color On Alberta Spruce Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Huntingdon Valley, PA
Question by 703232106
April 25, 2002
This spring, I noticed that the tops of some of my Alberta Spruce trees from Monrovia were turning a rust color. My arborist inspected the trees and noticed a string around the trunk of each of the trees in question. Over time, the string was apparently cutting into the trunk and causing a fungus, thus causing the rust color. It appears that when the landscaper installed these trees approximately 6 years ago, he removed the cardboard part of the Monrovia label but left the string on. The trees (of which I have about 20) are approximately 6 feet tall and about 6 of them have turned this rust color. Have you ever heard of this problem before? It appears that the strings do not disintegrate with time. Also, is there a way to save the trees at this point? Thanks for your help.


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Answer from NGA
April 25, 2002

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I'm really sorry about the trees. as to what you might want to do next.

I'm really sorry about the trees.

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