Diplodia Tip Blight
Description: Fungal disease of pines causing stunting and dieback of entire limbs, usually lower limbs.
Trees Affected: Pine
What to look for: Browning needles, dieback of limbs, stunted limbs. Infections can be spread through trunk wounds caused by physical damage, improper pruning cuts, and damage from hail.
Treatment Options: Fungicide applications. Rake up infected needles. Keep tree healthy as possible with watering and mulching. Minimize stress on tree.