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Evergreens looking bad the last couple of weeks #370745

Asked October 17, 2016, 4:23 PM EDT

I notices the evergreen trees in my backyard have started to look bad. This just started in the past couple of weeks. Here are some pictures

Ramsey County Minnesota

Expert Response

Two of your photos show a fir (spruce?); one shows a cedar (arborvita?). I think the cedar photo shows seasonal needle drop, a normal phenomenon:
http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/2006/10-4/evergreens.html

But the fir/spruce could have a needle blight of some kind. I can't diagnose it on the basis of photos. I suggest you have a certified arborist look at it:
http://www.isa-arbor.com/findanarborist/arboristsearch.aspx
Dennis White Replied October 18, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT

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