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Posted: May/19/2009 10:04 PM PST
My huge Blue Spruce trees are in desperate shape. They are loosing limbs and needles. I had a person from the County Extension Service out last year who said it was drought damage, but, having done as told (Urea and watering), the trees are still excessively stressed.
What can I do to give them a super boost? Is there anything like a Spruce Vitamin Therapy? What can I do to save these guys?
Posted: May/20/2009 4:39 AM PST
Stressed trees don't need vitamins or fertilizer. I'd check back with the Extension agency again this year, give them an update and see what they suggest. Local opinions are the best because they understand the environmental conditions. You'll probably get a different person and that's not always a bad idea - to have different opinions. I don't know spruce trees, of course (living in Georgia), but in general trees that are stressed don't need boosts - that just forces them to grow faster, compounding the stress.