Dying Pine in Zimmerman Minnesota

Asked June 22, 2018, 11:11 AM EDT

Over the last 2 years, I have lost 4 pine trees in the same area of my lawn. I have attached a photo of the most recent tree which is in the process of dying. Any advice on whether it is a disease and if I can do anything to keep surrounding trees healthy? Thanks, Mike Traynor Sorry, if this is a duplicate - I believe the last inquiry had changed my location to South Dakota

Sherburne County Minnesota diagnosis of plant problems pine trees horticulture

1 Response

We can't determine what's killing the trees from viewing the photos.

However, pine bark beetles have been killing Minnesota pine trees, including many in Sherburne County. Go here to learn about that:

We advise asking a forester or certified arborist to assess the trees' health onsite and recommend a course of action.