Loblolly Pine Tree Has Become Pale Green In Color

Question From: T. Puckett - Yukon, Oklahoma, United States
Q: Hi Nancy! We have a loblolly pine in our yard, approx. 15 feet tall and five years old. During the last two years it has taken on a pale green color, instead of the rich, deep green that the species is noted for. Oklahoma has been experiencing a drought, so we have taken care to water it often. It is growing well. What can I do to restore it to its beautiful natural color? -Tim

A: Tim, I live in Michigan and know nothing about these trees, so I can't help you. But if it were my tree I would get an onsite inspection from a trained specialist, a certified arborist. There may be more then one issue with your tree and it has already spent 2 years in stress. Probably should have called a doctor a year ago. To find an arborist in your area go to www.tcia.org. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy