fir tree is turning brown

Old 05-17-01, 11:39 AM
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I planted a fir tree 9 years's ago. Everything went well before this year. My fir tree is turning brown. Not only the lower branches but also the higher ones. I live in canada and we had a lot of snow this past winter. can anybody tell me why that fir tree is turning brown and what can I do abut it?
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Old 05-17-01, 03:45 PM
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Fir tree needles turning brown

Most evergreens tend to shed older needles in the fall. Fir trees tend to lose needles gradually and their loss is less conspicuous. Fir trees planted where deciduous trees block their sunlight tend to decline. If your trees roots were exposed to wet conditions for an extreme time, it is possible that it has developed root rot. There are also fungi that attack the needles of evergreens and cause needle loss and branch die out. Perhaps there is a horticultural consultant in your area where you can take a sample of your tree of identification of the problem and determine if it is a fungus and what fungicide is recommended. There are also a variety of rusts that cause needle loss and often produce galls. There are also a variety of insects who can produce these symptoms, including the Tussock moth and budworm. Because there are so many possible causes of the fir tree needles turning brown, I would consult with a tree or horticultural specialist in your area.
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