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Colorado blue spruce trees have long been one of the most popular conifers for landscaping in Michigan and the upper Midwest, mainly because of their good growth rate, stately form and, of course, their beautiful color. However, the number of spruce trees in decline is rising across our region and this appears to be associated with an increase in the prevalence of disease symptoms.

The most common diseases that impact spruces are needlecasts, branch dieback and canker diseases. In general, these problems are caused by fungal pathogens. Most of these issues can be prevented by planting spruce trees on sites that favor their success, such as full sunlight and well-drained soils.

Needlecasts are fungi that infect and kill spruce needles, leaving an outer shell of live needles on current year shoots with dead needles on older shoots. Infections by needlecast fungi can result in the rapid loss of branches or even entire trees.

A number of insect pests can impact spruce in our landscape, including gall adelgids and spruce spider mites. Most of these pests are small and only visible with a hand lens, but their impacts on the appearance and health of spruce can be significant.