Pine Trees Have Spots Where Branches Are Full Of Brown Needles

Question From: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Q: I'm a renter and have been caring for these two large pine tree's for over four years. I live in southern Nevada and always make sure I water them well,especially in summer.The landlord had someone come in to do some yardwork and I noticed he cut off quite a few lower branches. Now,there are spots where the whole branch is full of brown needles! Any idea as to why the tree's are so rapidly losing so many pine needles?

A: The trees may have contracted a disease or an insect infestation. Only a professional, a certified arborist can give you an accurate diagnosis. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy