Hi I'm new here and hoping to become a little more educated about the trees and plants in our yard. I've been doing some spring pruning and came across a sad looking "shrub"/tree (I'm not sure which) in our backyard.
I don't have a picture of it at it's current state (i will try to get one tomorrow) but do have a somewhat decent one of it two summers ago.
the needles are surprisingly soft to the touch, not prickly at all and I don't recall it having any odor.
I've done some searching and think it's possibly a [url=https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/shrubs/picea_abies-nidiformis.html]Nidiformis - Birds nest spruce[/url] but I know not much about Horticulture so I really can't be sure.
Anyway currently it is brown all in the center and towards the back and I am very concerned for it's future
It hasn't been trimmed since we bought the house (2 years ago) but it was healthy looking before winter.
Any ideas what species it might be? and what the possible ailment is? Like I said I will try and get a picture tomorrow I was just hoping for some info in advance.
Thanks in advance!