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Restoring pine trees

pine treePines can be restored largely by removing broken, hanging, and detached branches. The pine on the left has only one or two limbs that need to be removed. One broken limb remains green on the lower right side of the canopy. This should be removed back to the smaller living lateral branch that remains green. Remove the hanging dead branch at the bottom of the tree on the right. That is the only work that needs to be done now. Leave the branches with the yellow needles for now.

Pines often die over a period of several months. Some may even remain green for almost a year, then suddenly turn yellow then brown in the very short period. For this reason, it might be most efficient to only remove the potentially hazardous detached branches for now and wait to see how the pines do over the following year.