pine tree turing brown - Knowledgebase Question

pinconning, mi
Question by fenderphilsy
May 16, 2009
i have this really nice evergreen tree not sure on the name but i paid alot for it and it seems to be growing good but its slowly turing brown from the inside out is there some thing i can do to stop this


Image
Answer from NGA
May 16, 2009

0

It is normal for the inner needles of pines to fall off and have only green on the outer parts of the branches. However, there is also an insect that can cause immature browning and dropping of the needles. I don't know how large your tree is but you may be able to discourage insect populations in the center of the tree by simply hosing it off on a regular basis. Just use a strong stream of water from the hose to knock down dead needles and to make spider mites pack up and leave.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Whitebeard and is called "Delosperma cooperi"