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My poor Scots Pine!

I have a large Scots Pine which is about 45years old and which I am very fond of. Over the last week or so, the needles have been turning yellow/brown, generally all over. Can anyone please tell me what is happening and also if there is anything I can do to save my tree, as I said, I really am fond of it and I'm a bit sentimental about it.

Many thanks



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053

    Have a look at this Sarah.  Not saying it is, but maybe have a look? 

    Good luck

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,199

    Just noticed the one at the rear of my garden looked a bit yellow when I came home for lunch. It's  not suitable for where it is, but the squirrels love the cones and the birds use it for shelter and perching. I just remove branches to keep it in check but it really needs removed. image

    Just looked at your link Hosta - hopefully they haven't made their way up here yet!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thanks everyone for getting back to me. I've been out to inspect the tree. It's not the moth one, but I do think it may be the blight. The remedy seems to be a copper based fungicide. Any idea which one would be best and how is it applied. Many thanks for all the help.


  • Many thanks for that. I've decided to get in a tree firm. The whole thing seems to be getting a bit much. It could do with getting some branches getting taken off as well. Here's hoping it all works.





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