white pine coming back to life?
Hi - we live 2 hours north of Toronto. A large white pine (probably 60 years old), lost all of its needles this spring. Last year a house was built close to it, and their lot was graded so that the water runs towards the roots of our Pine. We thought the tree was dead. But now...the whole tree has new growth of needles, bright green (not like the 'pine' green), and they are short right now - still growing in. The branches don't seem dry or dead. Can anyone comment on the likelihood of this tree making it? We almost cut it down 2 months ago - now we are thrilled, but don't want to be foolish in our optimism.