I’ve done a search through the horticulture section of this forum and the information has been amazing!!
I’m fairly confident that I have multiple issues with this JPB. I’ve had ZERO experience with using fungicides and/or oils so before I treat this tree I’d love to get a second opinion
I’m I right in thinking that:
- The yellow tips are an imbalance of water and oxygen
- The little black dots are scale
- The banding is needle cast or a fungal desease
Honestly, it looks like you have a fairly healthy pine.
The yellow tips are an imbalance of water and oxygen
Could be indication of slight overwatering, but it looks like it’s only in previous year’s needles. More than likely tree is moving resources out of old needles and into strong new growth.
The little black dots are scale
I don’t see any indication of scale in those photos.
The banding is needle cast or a fungal desease
Looks more like rough handling and broken needles than needle cast. Sometimes this happens when we accidentally bend needles during work. Doesn’t look very widespread in the photos. I would err on the side of wait an see before applying chemicals.
Thanks so much for taking the time to reply!
I’ll sit back and wait as you suggested and get that balance of water and O2 back