Is my tree sick?
My pine tree is looking rather bare. Although there is new growth at the tips, there are no pines growing near the trunk. The bark is peeling and has gone through 4 years of caterpillar infestation.
Thanks in advance.
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May 21st, 2021 7:47 pm
Nah, it won't grow because I seen it in the magazine this size and my wife loved it so I plant it.tew wrote: ↑ Blue spruce are huge trees. That tree is way too close to the fences. It'll take years but the roots will damage them and tree itself will be right up against them and will also hang way over into the neighbor's yard. I had one and it was over 35 feet tall and 12 feet around at the base and the trunk was 18 inches.
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May 22nd, 2021 3:41 pm
I also have a couple of Hoopsii specimens. One is over 30 years old and is as tall as my two storey house. I confess that I wasn't expecting that as they are hyped as being dwarf. I have since learned that 30-40' is not overly unusual but they are far more of a columnar shapeadmiralackbar wrote: ↑ I guess I am pedantic given that I work for the Canadian Forest Service as a researcher (part of my work involves spruce budworm infestations)
Like calling a dog a cat in my book, two completely different species (I would understand calling a balsam fir a spruce, much more similar) with completely different needs and architecture.
The ones in my backyard are the Hoopsi cultivar which is one that does not grow as tall as you stated.
Seems like there are enough experts here so good luck with your tree.
May 22nd, 2021 6:47 pm
I guess 30-40' is considered dwarf for a spruce tree. The Colorado blue spruce is 50-75', 67-87% taller.