HELP.. what is killing these blue spruce.

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by BellaLC, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. BellaLC

    BellaLC LawnSite Member
    from nj
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    I planted 3 blue spruce two years ago for a customer. The first one started dying in the middle of the summer last year. Now the other two are loosing needles. There was another one in the customer back yard that has been there for years started to drop needles recently.

    Any thoughts? When i asked the nursery last summer they said to much water from the gutters over flowing. But that doesn't explain why the one in the back yard is dying also. I have to remove the dead one but don't want to replace it if it's going to die like the others.

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    Bella Landscaping.
     
  2. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    Has imprellis been sprayed on the property?
     
  3. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Differnt angle close up pics of the needles may help.
     
  4. BellaLC

    BellaLC LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 7

    imprellis has not been sprayed on the property.

    I will get some close up pictures.

    Thank you for the responses so far.
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Have you checked for mites?
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  6. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ditto.

    That and check the trunks for a white residue running down the trunk. I know around here there is a disease with that symptom that is slowly killing Blue Spruces around our area.

    Otherwise, the soil is either too wet, or too dry and they suffered.

    What the heck were you doing putting blue spruces that close to a house also? Even the dwarf variety gets up to 20ft or so.

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  8. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bella-

    Did the die back start at the bottom?
     
  9. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bella-

    Did the die back start at the bottom?
     
  10. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im guessing....and only a guess is Rhizosphaera. Its a fungal infection that tends to attack immature blue spruce...
     

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