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Dieback of Eastern White Pine: Pathogens, Pests and a Changing Climate

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Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)
July 23, 2019

Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) is one of the most economically valuable and ecologically important forest trees in the northeast. It is also an abundant landscape tree. In recent years, white pines in the region have exhibited symptoms of decline, which include: yellowing/browning needles, premature needle shedding, thinning canopies, undersized shoots and needles, resinosis, branch dieback and death.  Read more about eastern white pine health issues at

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