What happened?

Asked October 16, 2016, 2:21 PM EDT

We planted this little guy about 6 months ago, has been doing just fine and now all of the sudden it yellowed and is dropping needles?!? Dog pee problem? Other?? The matching one 20 ft away is fine

Warren County Iowa

1 Response

Thanks for your question. The needles dropping are older growth, which means it is probably not a fungal disease. Here's a short article from Iowa State Extension explaining the issue. Don't remove the tree until you see whether it can recuperate over the winter.

Hope this is helpful! Good luck!