Pine tree pitch

Larry Caldwell larryc at
Wed Sep 24 18:02:10 EST 1997

In article <01bcc897$8ba82240$750235cf at>,
"pkhicks" <pkhicks at> 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.  

-- Larry

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