How to kill a tree?

mjwriter mjwriter at
Fri Feb 2 08:54:47 EST 1996

The fact that the pine is losing limbs, especially large ones, is a 
symptom of a diseases or dying pine. Unlike oaks, sycamores, etc., 
pines are quite resiliant to winds and snow and ice loads, and their 
branches do no break off as a matter of course.

If this is a diseased or parasitised tree, the problem may migrate to 
other trees of the same or similar species. It would behoove the city 
fathers, therefore, to remove and burn this tree to keep their city 
landscape from becoming one covered with ravaged and dying trees!

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