Tree Care Remedies - Knowledgebase Question

Toronto, ON
Question by bhenderson4
May 10, 2006
How do I reduce/remove brown spots on a 3 year old Fat Albert Spruce and Dwarf Alberta Spruce. This is the first time both have shown brown edges on their needles and I don't know how I should care for them. Other than that both appear to be very healthy. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Answer from NGA
May 10, 2006


Unfortunately, based on your description I am not certain what has happened to your trees. There are a number of disease problems that can affect these trees, and there are abiotic causes for browning as well such as salt damage, winter sun scald damage, and so on. I would suggest you consult with a professionally trained nurseryman or arborist with experience in ornamental trees. They may appreciate a photo of the overall tree as well as closeups of the discoloration, and possibly a freshly cut sample kept cool and enclosed in a clear plastic bag. I am sorry you are having trouble with your trees.

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