Needles turning brown on Blue Spruce (Picea)

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  1. kenpub

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    I planted three Blue Spruce two years ago and they have been doing very well untill this year. Approx. a month ago I noticed the needles turning brown. I have included two pixs, I can't tell if the needles are being eaten or if the bumps are a growth. I did find three caterpillars on one of the trees this evening. Any comments would be appreciated as I am new at this and don't know where to start.
     

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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    A fungal disease, not sure which exact species. Thos bumps are the fungal spore bodies.
     
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    Re fungal disease, is there anything that can be done at this point to save the trees at this point.
     
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    M. D. Vaden Active Member 10 Years

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    Interesting looking photos.

    Are just a few branches worth of needles discoloring, or is it throughout the entire tree?
     
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    It's throughout the entire tree.
     
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