Top Questions About Ponderosa Pine Tree

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Questions About Ponderosa Pine Tree

Asked by
Anonymous on
July 13, 2017

Q. ponderosa pine tree; located near sacramento california.

how much water do they take in 24hours the tree is about 185 feet tall

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 13, 2017
A.

Water requirements will vary depending on the age of the tree, soil, exposure and climate.

The tree may need water additional to rainfall during hot, dry summer months or windy conditions.

Here are some links with more information.

https://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/silvics_manual/Volume_1/pinus/ponderosa.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/pine/planting-ponderosa-pine-trees.htm

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Asked by
pvhall500 on
May 6, 2019
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Q. Ponderosa pine turned red over winter should it be cut back?

It is 4 years old and this is the first winter the needles have turned color. It has green branches on the bottom

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 6, 2019
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A.

No, unfortunately these trees are so picky about treatment, that anything that does go wrong needs to be handled by a professional arborist that specializes in these trees.

They are well adapted to many climates, so you can be sure that it was not caused by temperature or wind. They are sensitive to fungal infections in areas that remain wet for long periods of time.

In order not to kill this tree, I would recommend seeking professional help in your country. This article will help explain more: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/pine/learn-about-ponderosa-pines.htm

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