Afghan Pine Yellowing
Name: Jack L. R.
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2002
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?
There are several diseases, insects, and nematodes that affect pine
trees. The following might help. Also check with your local agricultural
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
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