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Old 11-07-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I noticed the same thing here in NC with a couple of my pine trees. What bothered me is that not all of them have yellow, just a couple. But DH said he noticed it last year and they turned all green again in the spring so I guess it's ok?!!
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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Does a tamarck loose ALL it's needles?
Yes, the tamarack foliates and exfoliates. Its the only evergreen that does this. As far as pines go, typically the inner needles turn yellow and fall off annually.
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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We just moved to Tennessee from California in April. Our house here has a Pine tree in the front yard that is about 30ft tall and it looked really good when we first got here. (we have other types of trees and they seem OK)

I just noticed in the last couple weeks that the needles are turning yellow (Not Brown but Yellow) the yellow starts from the trunk and is working its way out each branch. It looks like it is traveling up the tree towards the top.
Interesting. I wouldn't be too surprised when they fall off and new ones appear in the spring, however.

(I realize that most conifers are evergreens, but I see this quite all the time in my neck of the woods.)
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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I agree, it is normal. Our pine tree is doing the same thing, and does it every fall. People who have a lot of them in their yards complain about having to rake up all the needles.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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I agree, it is normal. Our pine tree is doing the same thing, and does it every fall. People who have a lot of them in their yards complain about having to rake up all the needles.
I have many long needle pine trees and love the pine needles! They are virtually weightless when they are dry, and I rake them between my flower beds. They make great walking paths and my paths are so thick that weeds never come up through them. Now the pine cones have started dropping and I'm drying them out for my Christmas arrangements. I buy that cinnamon-apple liquid in a large bottle (cheap), wrap the pine cones in a big section of cheesecloth, and saturate them. Then that whole thing goes in a large plastic bag and I tie it up. Christmas time they are ready to put in pretty baskets and smell so nice!
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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[quote=rdlr;6055262]I have many long needle pine trees and love the pine needles! They are virtually weightless when they are dry, and I rake them between my flower beds. They make great walking paths and my paths are so thick that weeds never come up through them. quote]

Hmmm, maybe I ought to start collecting my neighbors needles and try that too. I have a few areas where the grass won't grow because there's too much traffic - but the weeds do! The pine needle idea sounds like agood one. Thanks for the idea!
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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wow...... Thanks... I walk everyday in my neighborhood and I noticed this morning that there are others that are doing the same thing. So I feel better now. Being from California when the needles start turning Brown it sometimes mean the tree is sick or they are just old needles. But these turned YELLOW almost over night and that is what got me concerned. I feel much better now THANKS to all of you...

I also like the walkway idea...
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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Default Pine Tree turning yellow

I noticed last fall the my pine tree started turning yellow from the bottom up. This Spring it looks worse. We have had lots of beetle kill in the trees in the mountains. It looks like a squirrl or some small critter may be using the tree as a home. Could this be causing the problem?
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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isp beetle = bad

pine needles good to acidify as mulch!
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:06 AM
 
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I had the tree tested and the beetle is not present at this time. I am now having the soil tested, as the extention office thinks it is the soil.

Thanks, for your repleys!
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