White pines getting a little yellow

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by gadfreak, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. gadfreak

    gadfreak LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 37

    The white pines(only some of them) I transplanted this spring are starting to get a little yellow in the needles. The others I didn't move are fine. Anyone have any ideas? They are all five to seven feet tall. I'm in NJ.


    Gad freak

    TREEGODFATHER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    Pictures would help.

    Lacking those, is the homeowner watering (lightly) on a regular basis?
  3. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Yellow needles....hrmm, top stem dead or gone?

  4. gadfreak

    gadfreak LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 37

    The top stems are still fine. They are not turning brown just a little yellow. I was thinking maybe from all the rain and the cushetunk soil(clay-mix) they are getting to much water?
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    White pines naturally shed their old needles in the fall. These are from last years growth. Does it look like the "inner" needles are turning brown? If so, it could be the natural shedding process being brought on a little early from stress i.e. hot weather, little/too much water, etc.
  6. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    I was going to ask the same question Grassmech asked. Sometimes fall comes a little earlier to transplants.

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