Spruce Trees
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Norway Spruce

Anonymous added on November 17, 2010 | Answered

I planted three Norway spruces last year. They have partially defoliated. What could have caused this? I do see some black on the end of the stems. Is that natural? What else should I look for?

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Heather
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Answered on November 19, 2010

It sounds like they may have needle cast. It is a fungus that attacks spruces. This article may help:
https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/cpr/forestry/needle-cast-diseases-of-spruce-diagnosis-and-treatment

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