Pine Trees

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  1. Mulching a Small Garden With Pine Needles
  2. Pine Tree Resin
  3. augmenting acid based soils
  4. Pine Tree Fungus
  5. Any recomendations for Pine Tree Bark Beetle?
  6. trimmed a tree too much!
  7. Do I Need to Activate Pine Seeds in Order for Them to Grow
Asked by rmxer on May 6, 2012
Mulching a Small Garden With Pine Needles

Is mulching a small garden with pine needles good or bad?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is a highly debated subject and pretty much depends on the soil, region, and plants. Pine needles are naturally acidic in nature. As they decompose, which is a slow process, additional acid is added to the soil. However, this may not necessarily be a dramatic increase. Since pine needles are acidic, it goes without saying that acid-loving plants (like azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, blueberries, etc.) thrive with this type of mulch. Other plants may not respond as well; therefore, pine mulch may not be suitable.

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Asked by jonjon2010 on May 27, 2012
Pine Tree Resin

There is an old pine tree in my garden that has recently started to drip resin.

This leaves the paving slabs under it sticky and difficult to remove.

Why has this just started, is it because the tree is old?

Can I do anything to stop it or do I have to cut down the tree?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If you are seeing increased sap from the tree, it could be a sign that there are pests on the tree. As a precaution, I would treat the tree with a insecticide to deal with any possible pest infestation.

The increased sap could also be from stress. A very wet or dry spring may have brought it on. The sap should return to normal either when the pests are dealt with or the seasonal stress is gone, which ever was the cause.

This article has suggestions that may help with cleaning it up: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-remove-tree-sap.htm

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Asked by Nana Tucker on May 30, 2012
Augmenting Acid Based Soils

I live in the Ozark Mountains and we have pine trees all through our property. We have made new flower beds and need to augment our soil to bring the pH balance to a place to plant heat enduring plants. Can you tell me what to add to bring the balance back. The soil is also sandy.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Anonymous on June 21, 2012
Pine Tree Fungus

I have a little pine tree with red sticky strawberry like things hanging from it. They burst when they are touched and spread red sticky stuff on the tree, then they dry up. It seems to be killing the tree.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Your tree may be infested with bagworms, which are found in unsightly looking sacs that hang down from the tree branches. Their feeding on the tree results in this stickiness you are seeing. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/treatment-bagworms.htm

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Asked by Libier on July 4, 2012
Any Recomendations for Pine Tree Bark Beetle?

I am worried for my big Pine tree. I live in the high desert of California and in a fire danger zone and had to trim everything for the Fire Department. I hired an arborist to trim all of my trees and bushes, and I hesitate to call them about a possible solution until I know my options. Are there natural remedies, things I can do or try? I just don’t want to jump to chemicals or cutting it down until I know more. Anything you have to offer would be very appreciated!

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I think article will help you with what your options will be:
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7421.html

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Asked by irisheyz53 on October 30, 2012
Trimmed a Tree Too Much!

I have a very deep yard and in the middle of the yard alongside an old shed there are 4 very large pine trees. I had someone trim them last week to get some of the limbs off the top of the shed but I never realized that now I can see all of the houses on the street behind me. They used to be pretty much obscured by the tree limbs. Do you have any suggestions on how to make some fast privacy, like quick growing trees that I can plant??

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Nikki
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Asked by oliverpine30 on December 24, 2012
Do I Need to Activate Pine Seeds in Order for Them to Grow

If so, how?

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