How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Nonparasitic needle blight or browning and shedding

Needles affected by nonparasitic needle blight turn brown. Needles and branchlets die. Branchlets fall, particularly in the late summer.


A certain amount of older needle and branchlet shedding occurs and is increased by drought conditions. Provide enough water.

Nonparasitic needle blight
Nonparasitic needle blight


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