Pine tree pitch
larryc at teleport.com
Wed Sep 24 18:02:10 EST 1997
In article <01bcc897$8ba82240$750235cf at bellsouth.net.bellsouth.net>,
"pkhicks" <pkhicks at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I have a problem with a pine tree in my yard, it drips pitch from the
> branches all year round. It is covering my car. The first six months that
> I lived here, I did not have this problem. I was wondering if anyone knows
> why the tree is doing this year round. Is it a disease or something? Does
> anyone know of a solution other than cutting the tree down. Any help will
> be appreciated.
Chances are you have a bark beetle infestation. If the grubs girdle the
tree, it will die anyway. Does it have any branches full of brown needles?
You can try various insecticides.
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