White Pine Trees Are Growing Very Slowly And Spots Without Branches

Question From: J. Harrington - Albion, Indiana, United States
Q: Pines are growing very slow in some of my part white pines have bare spots were branches don't grow what would cause this

A: Heat and drought will slow growth of white pines. I would have an arborist do and on-site inspection of your trees. Drought stressed trees are vulnerable to all sorts of diseases. Google white pine decline in Indiana and you will find all kinds of references from Perdue: To find an aborist in your area go to www.tcia.org and enter your zip code. Best and Happy Yardening, Nancy