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Old 07-14-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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Default whats killing the trees

So I live in Missouri up near Kansas City... I have noticed over the past couple of years that the pine trees are dying... first thing I notice are some needles go brown then a branch dies then by the next year the whole tree is dead...

They seem sick... But I dont know from what. I watched My neighbors tree die this way... now I gotta go talk to them about taking care of it cause I dont want it to tumble this winter from high winds/storms since they tend to have shallow roots. It could take out our fence or our power lines or even part of either of our houses and that would SUCK!
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:46 AM   #2
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Kg, The Pine Beetle has really changed the landscape in SE TN. and is most noticeable during and after the fall color change due to the absence of the evergreens.

That would be my guess
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
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Nothing stays the same. It is a time for change. Mother nature is re-arranging the furniture.

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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and Sonny, you'd be right. Our pines are starting to really die off. Here's some info:

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business...02_166995.html

Othee ree pests & diseases are also noted on that site.
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Insects are brutal on trees. Something (forget the name ) is getting cedar in BC, and causing explosions of BC sawmills. Two n the last year.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:55 AM   #6
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What a glorious day for the Insect empire as nature offers up the trees. The land will be reborn as something new.
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In BC it's the Mountain Pine Beetle devastating the province. They have been blown over the Rockies and are now in Alberta.
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DBA, you'll be happy to note I live in the city home to The Invasive Species Research Institute, and The Invasive Species Centre (otherwise known as The Bug Lab ). Research on how to deal with all these pests has been in high gear the last few years. We suffer here from the Asian Pine Beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer, and one that attacks sugar maples...forget he name. The old days of carrying firewood from campsite to campsite arelong gone. Guard your maple syrup.
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Rb, I didn't know such a place existed. I have a couple Manitoba maples, though possible they aren't the greatest syrup producers. The biggest problem I have is winter kill and then Black Knot.
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Here in Texas, this yr and last, we lost 4 large old pine trees to Pine Bark Beetle...drought contributed to their demise...browning limbs and sawdust at the base...sad...they were at least 150 to 200 yrs old.
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Rb, I didn't know such a place existed. I have a couple Manitoba maples, though possible they aren't the greatest syrup producers. The biggest problem I have is winter kill and then Black Knot.
Yup. The true Bug Lab is the Great Lakes Forest Research centre, and the Invasive Species Centre grew up on their grounds. The local university houses the Institute. They also work on the invasive species in the Great Lakes, especially Superior, which is right here. Sea Lamprey control, Zebra Mussels, etc. GLFR has been around at least since the early 70s. Makes sense, since steel and forestry products built this town.
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I don't know where Thymeless lives or about her lost trees.

But in Texas today, most trees are invasive species and are here because of humans suppressing fires, cattle drives and a short time of more favorable climate. The fires are becoming really hard to suppress. We don't have cattle drives and the drought last year killed many millions of trees. We might be reverting to grasslands or something new. Mother nature will decide.
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What a fantastic day for the Pest kingdom as characteristics offers up the plants. The land will be born-again as something new.
Exactly!
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But meanwhile back in Missouri kg the drought last year did in a world of pine trees here. Also pine wilt nematode will get Austrian and Scotch, clay soil will eventually get White pine and the spruces get fungus.
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Heat, drought, insects, fungus..,

A little bit of all the above.
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