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Massive # of Pine Trees Dying (IL)

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From: Charlene Wexler
Richmond, IL
I must have two hundred trees on my 3 acres and many are dying especially the Scottish Pines that are losing their needles

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Charlene:

Sorry to hear about your Scots pine trees -- this species can definitely struggle here in Illinois!

I would strongly encourage you to reach out to a local resource such as your local IDNR district forester, Mr. Dave Griffith ( or your local UI Extension Office. Most UI Extension offices have a horticulturist and/or Master Gardeners available to provide assistance to homeowners:

Best of luck!

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