Help identifying disease in pine.

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  1. Oldgregg4369

    Oldgregg4369 New Member

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    good morning, and thank you all for your expertise!

    This morning I have noticed several areas on One of our spruce trees that have lost needles and appear to have a fungus growing in areas when the needles have not yet been lost (photos).

    Can anyone please help identify and provide a treatment plan? Thank you very much!!
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The 'fungus' is just lichen, which is harmless - just sitting there, not doing any damage.

    The dead branches are a different problem, perhaps related to summer heat problems, which spruces don't cope well with, the heat and humidity makes them more liable to needlecast diseases.

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