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My tree is dying

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 14:35

HI Frank, thanks for posting, yes it definately had roots attached and was perfectly healthy.  As for the height - if the poor thing survives, I assumed I could just pinch the top out ot stop it from growing upwards anymore?  Would spider mite be a problem this time of year?? 

 

HI Lyn, thanks for you message, the leaves are typical conifer leaves - tiny little green leaves.  What I see is that the tips on some of the leaves have turned a rusty brown colour, and this looks to be spreading along the leaves.  I would say around 30% of the tree is affected at the moment, the leaves at the very top of the tree are all brown and look dead.

My tree is dying

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:39

 

Abit of background, I found this tree on the road in a pot just after Christmas and felt sorry for it - I am a sucker I know that! Anyway I picked it up and planted it out in my garden. I know zero about trees and gardening, I do not even know what type of tree it is, although I think it is a Scots Pine.  All I do know is that it appears to be dying from the top downwards and that it has these brown spots on the leaves that still look healthy.   It is in a patch of earth not with any other trees and the trees that are in the nearby area seem perfectly healthy. I am in the UK, and the weather here is still pretty wintery - cold and rain, so I doubt it is an insect related problem? It has been very very wet here for the past 3 months, I wonder whether that something to do with it? or the earth [no idea what it is] is deficient in something it needs? I would really appreciate any advice on what I can do to help it. Many thanks.

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