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Yellowing needles on Pine

My 1st season's gardening began last April so I don't know what to expect this coming Autumn / Winter season regards my Pine needles -: Is the yellowing part of the annual cycle or do I have a problem ? If the latter, some remedial advice please. I've tried to attach some photos to help but i'm not sure that's been achieved, again, some advice if possible. From a VERY disgruntled 70 yr old.

Comments (6)

  1. Grower

    The GPS Team

    Hi Ron. Sorry to hear you have been having difficulties uploading photos. The only people previously who have had difficulties have been those on early versions of Internet Explorer (IE 7 or 8). Like many other modern sites we do not support these older versions of the browser. It is simply too costly testing developments of the site for the few people left using them. Our recommendation, if this is the case, is to upgrade to Internet Explorer 10 or 11 or, better still, Google Chrome. Either are easy and quick to download from these sites: or uploading photos should then work fine.

    As regards the yellowing pine needles, this is likely not to be a problem. If they are interior needles, it is most probably natural ageing, where the needles have reached maturity. Evergreen needles do not last forever. White pine needles usually drop at the end of the 2nd season; and red pine needles at the end of the 4th.

    The thing to check is whether growth is still healthy and normal on the tips of the branches and whether there are good green buds forming for next year's growth. If the outer green needles are browning, the very dry summer and autumn are the most likely cause. But weak growth and more severe browning could indicate root injury or canker disease.

    Hope that's a help.

  2. Grower

    The GPS Team

    Also Ron, once you have updated your browser as described above, you can click on the pencil symbol at the top of this post to Edit the post, then click Add photo to attach the pictures you have.

  3. Grower

    Ron Phillips

    Many thanks, great to have such a fast reply, two points though -: 1) I cannot find the pencil symbol you've mentioned. 2) I am already on Google Chrome, my problem with the Pine photos is that I cannot attach them to my notification, they are currently in a folder on my desktop and I have been unable to attach the folder, I have also tried to "send" the folder to "The mail recipient" again failing, even tried attaching the 4 photos individually; so where am I going wrong? In an earlier notification attempt today I tried dragging the photos onto that notification, but the whole thing just disappeared, resulting in this 2nd notification attempt. Great to have help at "arm's length" and again many thanks.

  4. Grower

    The GPS Team

    No worries. If you call our contact number 01225 290235 we'll walk you through how to do it on the phone.

  5. Grower

    Ron Phillips

    Is this phone number - 01225 290235 - accessible at weekends or only Mon to Fri?

  6. Grower

    The GPS Team

    You can call at the weekend and we'll answer if free.

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