Orange spikes on ponderosa pine

Asked May 25, 2018, 3:10 PM EDT

I have orange spikes growing on end of some of my Ponderosa Pines. They are brittle and crumble into dust. Are they harmful?

Gage County Nebraska

1 Response

No, they are not harmful. These are the beginning stages of the pine cones for the tree. They are normal.
Thanks