Loblolly Pine Tree Is Dropping Green Needles

Question From: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Q: We have a loblolly pine tree that is droppinh the leaves of its pine cones as well as tuffs of green needles. We do have one or two squirrels but it seems like more damage than just a couple of squirrels can manage.

A: If this were my tree I would get an onsite inspection from a certified arborist. There are probably a combination of issues and you need a professional diagnosis. To find a certified arborist in your area go to www.tcia.org and enter your zip code. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy