Fir Trees

Fir Trees Browning From Bottom Up


Auds112 added on April 15, 2015 | Answered

I have two small fir trees, about 3 feet high. They are browning from the bottom up. One base about 8 inches of browning, the other is almost 1.5 foot brown. The top halves are fine. Is there anything I can do to repair them?


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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 16, 2015

It could be attributed to any number of things but yes, there are measures you can take to help your tree.

Winter injury - strong possibility especially since we are coming off of the winter months:
https://ask.extension.org/questions/171348#.VS8MzZOGNps

A needle blight or needle casting disease:
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/why_are_my_douglas_fir_turning_brown
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/blight-firs-needles-33543.html

An insect infestation (look for signs of insects): Pests such as mites, aphids, etc. can damage the tree. If you do have an insect and identify it, do a search on our website for that specific insect and you will find an article with treatment options.

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