Blue Spruce Care And Feeding - Knowledgebase Question

Evergreen Park, IL
Question by Cktp
February 2, 1998
We have just purchased a home with a large Blue Spruce (approx. 20 ft. high) in a relatively small back yard. There is a concrete driveway nearby and a concrete patio. The tree has approximately 10' x 18' feet of ground surrounding it, with the tree sitting to one end of the longer area.
The branches look healthy enough from the outside but looking inside, these branches are bare..no sign of brown needles, though. What kind of care should this type of tree get? Some barren, dead branches near the bottom were removed in late fall.


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Answer from NGA
February 2, 1998

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the problem. They could actually take a look at your tree and more accurately diagnose the problem. If you would like to feed your spruce it is always great to provide about 1" of organic matter such as compost, leaf mould, or composted cow manure at the base of the tree out to the drip line. You could also fertilize with any fertilizer designated for pines and spruces, carefullyfollowing package instructions. the problem. They could actually take a look at your tree and more accurately diagnose the problem. If you would like to feed your spruce it is always great to provide about 1" of organic matter such as compost, leaf mould, or composted cow manure at the base of the tree out to the drip line. You could also fertilize with any fertilizer designated for pines and spruces, carefullyfollowing package instructions.

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