Question From: H. McGlauflin - Bath, Maine, United States
Q: My white pine tree this summer dropped copious amounts of sap and cones, more than other years. is this healthy. It otherwise looks healthy, although we had our first heavy snow and she dropped a bunch of branches. We live in midcoast Maine and the white pine is 100' in a small yard in town.
When pine trees are under stress they produce lots of cones - it's Mother Nature's way of keeping the specie going. White pine disease / needle cast are problems in Maine, among other diseases and pests. If it were my tree I would have an onsite inspection from a certified arborist. To find one in your area go to www.tcia.org and enter your zip code. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.