White Pine Trees - Knowledgebase Question

McHenry, Il
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Question by lr71
September 27, 2010
I bought white pine trees from home depot in April 2008. When I bought them, they were all full. Now their not as full. Is this normal and will they be full again?

Answer from NGA
September 27, 2010
Corrective pruning can help your trees look fuller. The greater the density of branches and foliage, the more "full" your white pine will look. Please note that corrective pruning may not be all that is necessary to improve the "sparse" nature of some of your trees. Other underlying causes (e.g., soil moisture, disease, nutrition, soil texture, etc.) may be contributing to your tree's lack of "fullness".

To accomplish the goal of corrective pruning, please refer to the following USDA Forest Service publication: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/p...

Here is another introductory website for pruning basics: http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/nur...

Hope you find this information helpful.

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