As you can see the Spruce tree on the left was in a serious state of decline from Rhizosphaera Needle Cast fungus. The tree in the middle is the same tree the following year after 2 years of treatment. The photo on the right was taken in the 3rd year after 3 seasons of quality treatment by Tree Green.
Perfect example of ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’.
Clients will ask…’If I treat my tree and my neighbor does not, can you still help my tree?’
The answer is yes, and this applies to all treatments that we provide. We always use the highest quality products and apply applications with proper timing which is just as important. With this game plan we can protect trees from fungal and insect issues during their infection cycles. Rhizo spores can land on your tree all day long to no avail. They will die on contact before they spread from within if proper treatment is supplied.
Clients also ask…’why does Rhizo start in the lower portions of the tree?’
This fungus, like all tree fungus issues, flourish in cool, shaded, damp environments. The lower quadrants of a Spruce catch more dripping rain from branches above and these lower limbs are shaded by their own upper canopy. Lower limbs are longer and more dense with one limb shading the one below it, causing more moisture to be trapped because it’s more difficult for the sun to penetrate the bottom of the tree and dry it out as quickly as it does in the upper portion.
Also worth noting…Spruce love as much sun as possible. Those dealing with shade from surrounding trees adds to its susceptibly to Rhizosphaera.
Another group of 3 Spruce after three (3) years of our fungicide spray applications coupled with high pressure root fertilization.
The browning near the top of the tree are not dying branches. The browning is actually new groups of pine cones that decided to develop along with the trees improving health.