Question by  kimwal (13)

Does Engleman spruce disease start with a yellowing of terminal branches?

I'm concerned about my trees.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Yes it does and then the branches will slowly turn brown. Once this happens there is no hope left for the tree. You can do a net search and it will give you all the information and detail you are looking for.


Answer by  kimwal (13)

Yes, early chlorosis from too much water is a good thought. Thanks.


Answer by  kimwal (13)

These trees are endemic to this area of Colorado and are not "cared for", and summer has been wet. Perhaps it is a fungal disease. A knowledgeable arborist looked at the tree and thought it was a common natural phase. I will watch and see. Thanks.


Answer by  Nanthawat (131)

Though diseases are possible, yellowing of a tree may indicate that there is water sitting at its roots. If the needles turn yellow you might have to prevent water from getting to its roots for a while. It is best to ask a local arborist to help you identify the problem.


Answer by  Mike7132 (393)

This is what I would suggest- If available to you, call your local agriculture agent or extension office. Their advice is free. Also your local D.N.R. would probably know.


Answer by  Chiyamaka (846)

Yellowing of branches can mean many things in trees. It can mean the leaves are dried up due to lack of water, lack of sun, or over exposure to sun. This could be a disease, but it is highly unlikely. It would most likely be a care issue before a disease.

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