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pine tree looks sad

Hi everyone, I'm in need of help. I have moved to a new home which has a very large pine tree in the garden which seems to be dying! It had a lot of Ivey wrapped around it which I have taken off . Could this be the reason for it dying ??? If so how do I bring it back to life????? 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,367

    If it's dead you won't bring it back to life Terri. You've done your best for it by taking the ivy off. The chances of a large tree being short of water at this time are slim. You can only wait and see

  • We took all the ivy off and cut most of the dead branches off . Such a shame if we can't give it a new lease of life. Thank for your response tho image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,367

    What are the new/top branches like Terri. The lower branches of pines do die back as the canopy gets larger and shades them out. You can see them around the countryside with a very tall trunks and all the branches at the top.

  • There r some branches at the top that look lovely and green but others look dead!!  About 50 per cent of the tree has gone a dark brown , it has some pine cones still attached to some of the branches near the top of the tree but the pine pins seem to be very droopy.. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,367

    That doesn't sound good does it. i can't think what else you could do. I'm sure if anyone else has ideas they'll come in so don't stop checking the thread for a day or two.

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