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Pine tree dying?

Posted by GreenThumbing none (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 28, 13 at 15:17


My wife and I moved into a new home last year, and the pine tree in front of our house is turning golden brown.

It started a couple months ago and has been getting gradually more golden brown with each week.

We heard it may be because we have a sprinkler soaking it every other day. [But the prior owners did too, and it wasn't like that when we moved in]

We also heard it may be because we haven't been fertilizing. I bought some Bayer fertilizer for evergreens, and sprinkled that around a month ago, and it doesn't appear to have helped at all.

We also heard it may be because it's fall, and it's totally normal.

Can you please provide your input? We don't want to kill this beautiful tree in front of our home.


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RE: Pine tree dying?

interior /yellowing/browning is NORMAL ...

no pine holds its needles for more than 3 years ..

and the oldest.. interior ones... fall off.. every.. single.. year ...

never feed them again.. its a pine tree.. not a child and a complete waste of money ..

no need to even water them again ... adjust the sprinkler to avoid such .. it should never hit a conifer ...

it feeder roots are at least as far away as the tree is tall.. so it will get whatever water it needs from the lawn ... and that would include lawn fert ....

it will do best if you learn to ignore it .... other than to simply look at it.. and enjoy it ...

there is a conifer forum.. should you wish to be enabled


RE: Pine tree dying?

Thanks so much - so big picture: This is normal and quit listening to our expert friends! :)

[And kill the sprinkler near it]

Thanks for the quick advice and tips!

RE: Pine tree dying?

Drive around your area and observe. Pines, as a group, tend to drop a percentage of their needles in the fall. They can look pretty darned ratty for awhile. Other conifers have differing habits.

RE: Pine tree dying?

most ... want a drink of water.. then NEAR drying... deep in frequent waterings ...

and many.. will become diseased.. if kept wet above ground ...

they are all basically forest trees.. no one waters.. and no one keeps the foliage wet ...

when you dont know a specific.. default to the obvious.. see link for the obvious .. lol


Here is a link that might be useful: jsut about darn near idiot proof.. they need nothing in the whole world.. ever .... except to be watered.. IF YOU MOVE THEM ...

RE: Pine tree dying?

Where do you live (roughly) that you need to 'soak' your lawn every other day?
Pines, as a general rule, require FAR less water than a lawn and almost never need supplemental fertilizer.

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