Vanderwolf pine brown

Asked July 8, 2020, 9:49 PM EDT

Our vanderwolf planted in 2017 has just started to turn brown. We give it lots of water in the winter and summer. It’s starting to get worse and we don’t know what to do. We have a mother vanderwolf next to it and it seems to be thriving! Please help.

Larimer County Colorado

1 Response

Hello,

This could be a culprit of the spring freezes we had--where the tree had enough resources to remain green until it became really hot and the overall stress started to show.

At this point, the only thing you can do is wait and see. It's possible that the pine will form new buds this summer for next year's growth, but it will depend on its overall health. Keep up with the watering (not too much--just keep the soil evenly moist). I would also recommend you remove the grass at the base of the tree and add a ring of mulch, extending 2-3 feet from the trunk (keeping it 6" away completely from the trunk).