Pine disease

Asked August 25, 2018, 11:34 AM EDT

We have a pine tree that is deteriorating rapidly - needles are browning all over the tree. See enclosed photo. I assume this may be a fungal disease. Should we have it sprayed? What with? Or, is it too late?

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1 Response

Hello,

I suspect this is environmental stress from the fluctuating season we have had for both moisture and temperature. Roots are most likely stressed in saturated clay soil. I do not think you need to spray the tree with any product. Hopefully it will do better next season.

Thank you for contacting Cooperative Extension,

Nancy