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Growing Green: Tree Ailments Affecting Our Conifers

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This has been the summer for “stressed tree” questions, specifically regarding conifers. Just drive around Alexandria, and you will see dead and dying conifers, some of them mature trees that have thrived for many years. What is causing this and what can be done about it?  “A number of factors, including prolonged drought and spruce needle rust, can lead to dead or dying evergreen trees this time of year”, says Jana Albers, DNR Northwest Region Forest Health Specialist.

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