My friend has a very young pine. It's not doing so well and hasn't been for awhile. I'm not sure what type o pine it is. At first it was turning yellow from over watering and I advised her to ease up a little. That was a couple of months ago. Now it's turning brown. Is this normal? It's also in a 20 gallon planter outside. Is this a sign that we need to transplant? I don't know much about pines, especially younge ones. Any advice would help. Would hate to see the little guy die.
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If it is turning brown, it is dying. Likely the overwatering caused root rot to set in. This article will help you determine if it is still alive: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm And this article will help you diagnosis if it is root rot or not: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm