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Blue Spruce Has a Bare Spot?

I have a bare spot on my blue spruce. Can I graft a branch into the bare area to fill it?

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June 20, 20180 found this helpful

According to this website, the chances aren't good. You need to graft young wood to young wood, and in a greenhouse environment. On the positive side, blue spruces fill in the spaces themselves.

www.arboristsite.com/.../

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June 21, 20180 found this helpful

Try getting another branch to fill in that bare spot. Take a tie (from a bread wrapper) and cox it over to the bar spot and wait a while for it to naturally take hold itself.

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June 21, 20180 found this helpful

We had the same issue when our maple was removed it's overhang left a huge bare spot in our spruce. It looked terrible.

Sadly grafting is very challenging and fraught with failure (and danger if you are up on a ladder trying to get it done). It is NOT impossible...just challenging. You may want to talk to your local garden center to get their feedback on the best methods for your climate, if you are so game.

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We had someone suggest just to plant another tree next to it to cover up the bald spot...ummm...that defeated the purpose of removing the maple whose roots were causing issues...didn't want another tree...but I guess for some people if it is a cosmetic fix it might work. Someone actually did a YouTube video on it (NO, not my friend...although I wouldn't put it past him) www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5eS6Nbb8_A

In our case, we just let it go and eventually (2 full seasons) the spot filled itself in almost perfectly. Mother nature has the best solutions sometimes!

Good luck!

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