white pine tree issue


Old 07-05-13, 05:29 PM
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white pine tree issue

This is the second white pine tree ( three foot tall), grew each year and then each of these at some point became lighter in color, then took on a tannish color and finally every needle went from green to brown. Replaced one last fall and now another one has just begun this change..........any idea what would cause a very healthy and bushy white pine tree to die like this? I am baffled.
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Old 07-05-13, 06:43 PM
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What are you planting them in? What soil? ( I mix a compost with my new trees. )

Are you fertilizing them? Water schedule?
Old 07-05-13, 06:55 PM
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And until they have their first year's defoliation, they will need a rather acid soil. Their own needles will provide that in future years. As Mike said, watering and soil amendments like compost are important.
Old 07-05-13, 08:00 PM
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Around here it was drought and heat. It even killed a lot of well established trees.
Old 07-06-13, 04:51 AM
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All the pines were planted in a soil that does have a clay content but have all grown well, original ones in the outside row are now twenty feet. This next row are around 2-3 feet, all get good watering on a regular basis especially when we have a dry spell and do lightly fertilize but not sure that made any difference since the first row grew so large. I just don't get why a tree doing well begins to fade in color and then it is tan and then it winds up loosing all its needles!

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