Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall color

Got a call the other day from a person who was quite concerned about pine trees...needles turning brown and dropping. In fact, she said the ground beneath the trees was completely carpeted with brown needles.   She was distraught. 

Funny, I had seen the exact same thing that day and I was ecstatic! Beautiful fall color! Same trees, different reaction. 

The difference is  understanding that evergreens, such as white pine, while indeed evergreen,  naturally shed dead needles in the fall. Perfectly normal and natural. 

The key is to note that the needles that are being shed are older interior needles.