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Help with ceders and pines

HPDell

HPDell

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Hello all:
I'm new hear so bear with me; I am not sure what the trees are named. I have bought a home with a lot of pine trees on what looks to me limited space. There are ceder hedges around.
I am not sure if the pine trees are healthy as they have a lot of dry branches. Their roots look exposed as well.
I am not sure if it is possible to rejuvate several of the ceder hedge trees which run under the pines in total shade 24/7.
Any suggestions are appreciated.
 

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Okie

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Not much of anything survives very good under a pine tree except sting scorpins when the needles build up.

and it's quite common for some of the pine tree roots to be shallow or exposed and the tree doing ok, it's also common for dead limbs on larger pine trees.

I don't like pine trees around a yard, house or shops. They are a pain in the axe.
Them cedar hedges don't look very healthy nor do they look like something desirable and the pines are probably starving them out.
If Eul Gibbons was still around he could help you get rid of your pine trees.
See this link about such.
https://www.bing.com/search?q=eule+...sc=8-11&cvid=c59f443d954f4471a7f1e70ee15b1552

Good lucky to ya.
 
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To start with there were no pine trees in the pictures, they were spruce.
The part of the hedge in the picture is a goner, there looks like one stem has some green on it, but most of them are dead. Most likely cause is lack of light.

From what I saw, there wasn't anything wrong with the spruce, the inner branches die and needles fall because they aren't getting enough light. Without the light, their photosynthetic food production is less then the energy it takes for the tree to have those cells function. Therefore, the tree kills of the unproductive branches. (Good thing society doesn't think that way).

If you want the hedge at the fence, then you need to figure out a way of getting it more light. I suggest you consult a local arborist who knows local conditions. Don't hire a tree trimmer or removal specialist.
 
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