brown pine tree

Asked May 30, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT

one of our longer needle pine trees on our property line has turned brown and brittle from top to bottom. Is this something we should worry about spreading to the other 50-60 pine trees we have around our lot?

Anoka County Minnesota pine trees brown needles horticulture

1 Response

Other trees in the vicinity might be at risk depending upon what damaged the one that turned brown. We suggest asking a forester or certified arborist to take a look at the dead/dying tree onsite and diagnose the problem. If action is needed to protect other trees, a tree care professional should be qualified and able to provide the service.

This information may be useful if you decide to hire an arborist:

How to hire a professional arborist to help care for your landscape trees
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/how-to-hire-a-professional-arborist/