Loblolly Pine

triumphsprintOctober 9, 2011

I planted two loblolly pines about 3 years ago and they have been doing great. We have had a terrible drought here, but I have tried to keep them healthy. The larger of the two really looked fantastic until a few days ago...it seems to me that overnight it has gone from a vibrant green to literally every needle has turned brown and is falling off. I have no idea what has happened. the other one planted maybe 20 feet away still looks good.

What could cause it to do this so fast?

I appreciate the help!

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NoVaPlantGuy_Z7b_8a(Alexandria, VA 7B/8A)

Perhaps you could post a photo of it? Are the needles of the newest (this years) growth also turning brown and falling off?
Pinus Taeda should be able to handle the heat just fine is it is a warmer climate conifer. Could it be drought stress? Perhaps it did not get the same water as the others? Or, Many pines (some much more than others) do a considerable needle drop in fall, but usually that is it shedding its oldest needles. Anything else look off?

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 4:58PM
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Has every needle turned brown and fallen off or almost every needle, meaning there are still some on it that are green?
How much and how often have you watered them?

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 12:26AM
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