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Q.I planted 4 dwarf alberta spruce trees 6 weeks ago. While each looks robust on the outside with good green needles, the needles on

Zone Portland Maine zone 5 | Anonymous added on June 19, 2020 | Answered

the interior of each tree are browning and dropping. Is this normal? I watered daily for 10 days and now water 3 times per week.

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Answered on June 22, 2020

This may be normal needle shedding. Here's an article about that:

Also, the transplant shock probably contributed to the needle loss. Make sure your trees are in full sun and change the watering to a deep watering once a week till established. They may be getting too much water, also leading to brown needles and leaf loss.


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