Growing Green: What's wrong with my pine tree?
The phone in the Extension office has been ringing off the hook with pine questions. Photos and branches are accumulating and worried homeowners are standing in line to ask, "What's wrong with my pine?" If you are concerned about reddish brown needles on your pine trees, consider the following.
Evergreen needles do not stay green forever. Older, inner needles turn brown and drop off after a few years. Depending on the type of tree you have, this can happen gradually or all at once.
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