brepo austrian pine - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by cottontopva
December 14, 2006
the tag that came with this tree lists it as a patio tree
I have planted it in the ground according to instructions on the tag
and it is alive but some of the branches have turned brown may 1/4th to 1/3rd of the plant the rest is doing excellent it was planted here on 2/13/06 can you suggest anything I should or should not do to keep it over the winter I live in zone 7a thanks ca

Answer from NGA
December 14, 2006
Pines normally drop some of their needles every year, so if you are seeing browning or yellowing of only older needles at the center and/or lower part of the plant then it is probably the normal seasonal change. If the discoloration is toward the ends of the branches, however, it could be a pest or disease problem or possibly a cultural problem (eg planted too deeply, soil not well drained enough, not in full sun, etc.) If you think it is abnormal, I would suggest you consult with your local county extension and/or professionally trained nurseryman to obtain a more specific identification of the problem. Based on knowing that, they can help you determine how to proceed.

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