Austrailian Pine - Knowledgebase Question

Parker, Co
Question by mciesluk123
April 5, 2010
I planted an Austrailian Pine two years ago and its getting rust color on the tips. What does it need to make it well again?


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Answer from NGA
April 5, 2010

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Without seeing the tree, it's difficult to make a positive diagnosis. The browning tips can indicate water stress or winter burn, or even indicate a disease called Pine needle rust which is a fungal disease. Rather than guessing, I'll suggest you prune off the tips of a few of the affected branches and take them into your local cooperative extension office for a positive diagnosis. Contact Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, Douglas County, 410 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Best wishes with your pines.

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