I have 2 mature Jack pines in my back yard ( about 35 years old ). They are...
I have 2 mature Jack pines in my back yard ( about 35 years old ). They are lossing small 1&1/2 inch branch ends in a fairly large quantity. I thought it was a red squirrel chewing them off but I have removed the squirrel through a live trap but the ends keep falling to the ground. The trees are well watered. What could be causing this ? If pictures of the ends are needed ,just let me know otherwise I will be watching for your answer. Thank you for your time.
Ramsey County Minnesota
While squirrels are one possibility, there are many others, including deer, rabbits, porcupines, or an insect such as a sawfly, or even a disease. You can start by trying to diagnose the problem yourself using this website:
Look for other evidence (animal tracks, insects feeding, type of cut on the branch, etc.)
If you still have trouble, then, yes, send us a photograph.