Small Potted Pine Tree Has Tomato Sauce Like Substance Around Branches In A Few Spots

Question From: T. Panettiere - Yonkers, New York, United States
Q: My wife noticed a orange red substance which is like tomato sauce on our small potted pine tree...which was wrapped around the branches in a few spots. We live in southern New York State in the Hudson Valley.

A: It's a type of rust, a fungal disease. Take a sample to your local independent garden center for an accurate Id and recommendation. is a website with more information. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy