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White Pine/needle drop

Post  colin mackness on Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:53 pm

My large (expensive) white pine is dropping quite a number of needles,is this a natural occurance for this time of the year in the U.K ,or should I be worried.The overall appearance of the tree still seems fine at the moment.

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Re: White Pine/needle drop

Post  Ian Young on Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:58 pm

This is Normal Colin. You are seeing the natural shedding of old needles. They go yellow on a JWP and drop around this time. Be tidy and remove them from the pot surface to avoid fungal issues and making places for beasties to hide over Winter.

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Post  colin mackness on Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:12 pm

Thanks Ian for a very speedy reply,that's very reasuring.I have had the tree a couple of years but I couldn't remember what happened last Autumn.Should I still be feeding it?

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Re: White Pine/needle drop

Post  yamasuri on Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:27 pm

Yes. With lower Nitrogen and higher Potasium [5-8-26] till end of October weekly

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Post  Ian Young on Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:29 pm

Yes, as above, with low Nitrogen. 0-10-10 if you can get it or even tomato food or a light dressing of bone meal.

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Post  colin mackness on Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:20 pm

Thanks Vlad and thanks Ian for the feeding info.
Colin

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Re: White Pine/needle drop

Post  Neil-Dellinger on Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:59 am

As per advice from Julian Adams for Scots pine, I have fed my pines 12-55-10 from late August through October. Its a "bloom" booster. It has resulted in great back budding. But, it works best in cooperation with apply the right techniques at the right time ie pinching, terminal pruning, and bud removal.

Works great so far on my other pines as well.

Hope that helps.

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