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Norway Spruce issues....

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ColePyck, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. ColePyck

    ColePyck LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 208

    Planted a very healthy 6-7ft Norway spruce at a customers home and am having problems with the top half dying, it has spread somewhat, any suggestions on what to do, I dont want to lost the whole tree. Its just the top part and the rest is very healthy! Thanks
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    This is typically what happens when a "balled" tree is planted and fertilized.
    The root system cannot support the growth and the top growth dies back.

    Did you fert this tree after planting?
  3. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    From the sounds of what you say is going on you might have a disease called bore miner. Its a little worm that eats its way threw the stem of the tree starting at the top and working its way down. The branches will brown up and droup drastically. The dieing part if you feel the the stem park is usually soft. Problem can be solved with 2 steps. First cut the dieing part of the tree out or you can spray the tree with bore miner spray. Good luck.


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