Question by  XjoshhyX (132)

What could cause your evergreens to have a rust color on them?

I was out pruning my trees yesterday and noticed that my evergreens are turning a rust color, I am afraid they are diseased.


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

This is normal of evergreens because they are not immune to disease or bagworm infection. A rust color is common and the best thing to do is look for attacking insects or spray them with some non-lethal pesticides. Maybe even look into the soil they are planted in and make sure you water them regularly.


Answer by  suvankarc (173)

When the evergreens trees becoming rust color you can spray with a fungicid. Rake the fallen leaves and destroy them. It would be help you to protect the trees on the next season.


Answer by  pecan (16)

One very common problem for rust colored leaves is the use off well water. If a sprinkler is spraying the tree, it will have rust colored leaves.


Answer by  limitedgreens (11)

There are a number of things that can affect evergreens including lack of water or problems with the soil. If it is well watered and has no known soil issues, check with your local nursery and see if they have an appropriate fungacide that may help return your trees to green.


Answer by  mcmario2007 (786)

Evergreens tend to have a rust color on them and this is because the evergreen tree you selected is not disease resistant, many factors like soil quality and dust also cause the evergreens to turn into a rust color, you should water them at regular intervals and try using disease resistant evergreens instead.

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