Right now, all around the nation, there are dying pine trees. There’s nothing more beautiful than a healthy pine tree. However, trees are living organisms that are as vulnerable to trauma and disease like other organisms. Below is information on common issues with pine trees.
Pine Trees Dying
Pine wilt is brought on by the pinewood nematode, an organism of the pine sawyer beetle that devours the resin canal of a tree. This hinders the flow of nutrients and water to the branches. Attacking one limb at a time, the needles become brown, and the tree dies quickly, usually within four weeks.
The only cure for this illness is to chop down the tree, removing and burning the wood, saving the other plants from getting infected. If your tree is infected, call an arborist and schedule tree removal service.
More Pine Tree Diseases
Dothistroma, another name for needle blight, is a fungal virus in the needles. You can spot it by the white band in the center of the needle that slowly becomes brown. At some point, one half of the needle stays green while the tip turns brown. If untreated, the tree will die.
Pine Tree Diseases Treatments
You can also treat needle blight with copper fungicide. This virus affects individual limbs on a tree, and you can detect it when the limbs start to look weal and leak resin. The needles become brown, and the cones produce little brown spots. You can spot Nantucket pine tree damage by examining the terminal bud at the tree branch tip. A hollow bud indicates the moth has harmed the tree.
Stress on Pine Trees
The vital thing to know is that trees, like humans, suffer from anxiety and become vulnerable to illnesses. Non-native species of tree, such as the Japanese black pine, are more vulnerable since they have been damaged via environmental factors including lousy diet and lack of water.
Pine Plantations Maintenance
Perform a soil test every three years to make sure that your trees are getting the right combination of nutrients and water. Proper plant sanitation like disinfecting your gardening tools can also reduce the risk of infection. Routinely gather fallen needles and dispose of them so that they can’t harbor parasites. Trim dead limbs from trees and sanitize your shears.
Rochester Tree Service wants to help you care for the trees on your property. Trees are valuable resources and we want to provide interesting information to you!