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Name: Jack L. R.
Status: other
Age: 50s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2002


Question:
I have several Afghan pine trees in a windbreak around my property.The needles will start to turn yellow and die in turn the complete branch will eventually die. The needles develop yellow ends with a black spot about 1/2 in from tip eventually causing the entire branch to die. We live in zone 7 in Texas We have treated with fungicide Dacinol this spring, repeatedly with no results. What is the possible cause and remedy?


Replies:
There are several diseases, insects, and nematodes that affect pine trees. The following might help. Also check with your local agricultural extension office.

http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/evergreenprob.html

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/npb/F&SQS/txsq.html

http://ut.essortment.com/pinetreediseas_ozh.htm

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.



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