I have about 30 Blue Spruce trees planted in two rows alongside my property. They are spaced 10 feet apart, and set back 20 feet from the street. I planted them about 18 years ago. The last couple of years, I've noticed many of the lower branches have lost their needles and died. I'm wondering if they are lacking some nutrient? I have 10 additional Spruces in my front yard that do not have this problem and are beautiful. Please help. These trees provide a lot of privacy for my corner-lot backyard but I'm beginning to be able to see through them.
Your problem sounds more like fungal disease than a nutrient problem. Last fall was very wet and we are having a lot of problems with fungal issues this spring. Please set up an appointment so an arborist can take a look and give you recommendations on what we can do.
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