Ponderosa pine black tips on needles

This tree is new to me. I got it a few weeks ago. I’m in Massachusetts and we have had a lot of rain recently. Unfortunately I didn’t put it under a covered area. I’m thinking the black tips are from overwatering??? It’s in a 1:1:1 mix. Is it blight? Thanks in advance for your help!

Michael Hagedorn has several blogs about diagnosing needle blight or symptoms on pine.

Tilting the pot and shelter from prolonged rain may by an answer. Another blog states that scale insects may be the culprit. :thinking:

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