If a pine tree only has sparse needles, is this a sign of a health issue

Asked December 24, 2013, 2:17 PM EST

If a pine tree only has sparse needles, is this a sign of a health issue

Montgomery County Maryland trees and shrubs pine trees needle loss

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We apologize for the delay in answering your question, our office was closed for a week over the holiday season.

Your pine tree has sustained a large amount of needle drop. This certainly is a sign that the tree is declining. You should have the tree evaluated by a certified arborist. You want the person who looks at the tree to be certified by the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture). To help find one in your area go to the following website, www.treesaregood.org


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