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Needles falling off

Hi. I have had a Norwegian pine christmas tree for 5 years now. It was bought from a garden centre and was about 12 inches tall. We re potted it into a bigger container and it has flourished every year and is now 4 ft tall. Just recently we noticed that the needles have started falling off and it looks like it's dying. Can someone please help.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,407

    Hi Mark image

    Can you post a photo please ... close up and the whole tree.  To upload pic click on the camera icon ... if it doesn't upload reducing the size usually works. 

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,859

    Unless you have refreshed the compost through the years it could be that it is lacking nutrients. You should also pay close attention to watering containerised plants - even when it rains - as they often don't get quite enough and this would lead to needle loss.

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  • Mark251Mark251 Posts: 4

    Sorry I can't upload pic as I am at work. 

    The tree is always well watered and new compost and fertilizer added regularly. The planter it is now is 3ft tall and 2ft by 2ft width.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,859

    Curiouser and curiouser. There is a needle blight I believe that can cause this needle drop but I don't know much about it.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Mark251Mark251 Posts: 4

    Ok thank you. I shall explore other causes.

  • Mark251Mark251 Posts: 4

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