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Published May 11, 2015, 08:53 AM

Growing Together: Area spruce trees ravaged by new disease

FARGO -- A potentially devastating disease epidemic is attacking our region's most common evergreen trees. Colorado, Black Hills and Norway spruce have long been planted in yards and shelterbelts. Most of the tree-type evergreens in our region are spruce, ranging in color from silvery blue to deep green and growing 40 or 50 feet high. And now a relatively new disease called Stigmina needlecast is causing serious damage.

By: Don Kinzler, Forum News Service

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