Needle Cast

Characteristics
Need cast is a fungal disease of conifers and causes a brownish purple discoloration of the needles, which eventually die and fall off.

Damage
  • Attacks conifers
  • If left untreated, can cause a tree to lose all its needles and die
Control
A fungicide applied twice a year for two or three years will help to control the fungal disease and prevent it from spreading.
A close up of needles affected by Needle Cast
Discolouration of a tree typical of Needle Cast