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30/06/2013 at 11:29

Morning all

For the last few weeks, the needles on my pine tree have really swollen up. What is causing it? Is it dying?

30/06/2013 at 11:30

Can you post a picture for us Emma?  Click on the little tree on the toolbar above where you type your message and follow the instructions 

30/06/2013 at 11:37

Sure thing,

Seems to be just the top half of the tree which is affected. It's about 6ft tall and in a large pot. I water it twice a week.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26500.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

30/06/2013 at 11:43

The pics a bit small but it just looks like new growth to me

30/06/2013 at 12:57

I agree with Nutcutlet, nice plump new growth 

30/06/2013 at 13:23

Phew lol

Thanks guys

30/06/2013 at 15:05

I agree - just new growth. It will match the rest of the leaves by Sept/Oct.

01/07/2013 at 14:14

Same thing is happening to mine Emma and its starting to look great! Have you noticed any brown needles deep inside near the trunk?

01/07/2013 at 14:46

Just green ones at the mo, Anthony. Forgive my ignorance, but will my pine generate cones?

01/07/2013 at 15:36

I'm not quite sure Em. I bought mine in December as a 2-3ft potted xmas tree and hardened it off for 3 weeks in January before planting it in the garden. By the looks of things yours is doing very well just like mine.

01/07/2013 at 16:57

i bought mine as a 5ft from the auction in york. £11

01/07/2013 at 18:09

Would it be too pedantic to point out that this isn't a pine?

01/07/2013 at 19:23

I can always pretend

 

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