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Needles are turning yellow

Posted by AGFS IL (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 26, 12 at 14:02


We just moved in a new house (Long Grove, IL - Northwest suburb of Chicago) this June. The previous owner had planted a quite few pine trees around the house.

Just recently we noticed the needles of these pine trees are turning yellow. Please see the pictures.

My questions are:

1) What kind of pine trees are they?
2) Are they normal at this time of the year with yellow needles? or they have some diseases?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Needles are turning yellow

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 26, 12 at 14:22

How close is that one to what appears to be a deck?

These white pines get really wide, really fast.

The needle color/drop is normal. I'm sure others will chime in with more specifics.

RE: Needles are turning yellow

how many needles in a bundle.. cant tell from the pic.

looks like a white pine.. 100 foot potential .. easy to break in snow, ice or wind storms ... about 40 feet too close to the house ...

no conifer holds its needles forever.. most lose older leaves in 2 to 3 years.. if you note the pattern.. its all last years needles ... TOTALLY NORMAL... increased by drought and/or heat ...

IMHO.. get rid of it.. but not because of the yellowing.. see link based on ID guess ...


PS: i had 6 of those around a deck.. that size when i bought the house.. i could have taken care of business for free ... 10 years later i had to pay $1000 to have six 40 footers removed professionally after a severe ice storm took off the top 10 feet ....

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