Pine Trees
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Pine Tree

shedevil added on July 15, 2011 | Answered

I have a pine tree, but the ones that don't have needles and the branches are getting burned and the stems of the tree are green when I scratch at the bark. So how do I get the branches to turn green again, and what common household stuff can I use as food for it?

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Susan75023
Answered on July 18, 2011

To answer this question, there are several things that need to be known. Is this a newly planted tree or well established tree? Have you had unusually hot weather? Have you had very wet or very dry weather? If dry, do you water deeply by laying a trickling hose next to the base (f you are not getting enough rain in your area). Trees need DEEP watering when establishing themselves, not just hose-held watering. If dry in your area, Lay a trickling hose close to the tree and allow to run ten minutes a couple of times a week. Without more information, it sounds like the plant is alive and is just stressed. Provide deep watering, if needed. Can't do much if it is too wet. It probably will not recover its color this year on current growth but with proper environment and care, new growth should be green. Have you done a soil test to determine your soil type or can someone tell you if you have acidic or alkaline soil? Adjustments may be needed by adding needed minerals, etc. A good nursery can advise you on this. As for household fertilizer, I cannot answer that since I don't know of any. Compost and mulching are always helpful and break down to provide better soil and hold moisture. Sorry to be so vague but without detailed info, this is tough to answer.

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