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Old 01-26-2015, 06:50 AM
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Default If they are yellow pines in central Fl.

Originally Posted by shrandell View Post
We have noticed a very large number of dead pine trees, throughout TV, some around ponds, others on courses and public landscaping areas. What gives? Is there a disease, bug infestation specific to pines? When will these long dead trees be removed/replaced?

It could be any number of ailments that strike southern pine trees.
Here's one link I found.......

Pitch Canker on Southern Yellow Pines
Pitch Canker on southern Yellow Pines in central Fl.

We all hate to see beautiful trees come to the end of their life cycle, but one never knows what diseases can strike or spread........

Do you know the name of these pines? The variety?
Old 01-26-2015, 07:15 AM
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I too have been concerned about the dead trees in our otherwise beautiful landscape. Hope someone gets some definitive info about the problem and more importantly the possible treatments.
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this is what happens when one undesirable can derail a querry/thread that others are interested in and genuinely trying to help.

Just ignore the one and participate with the sincere majority!
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:30 PM
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Since the title sounds a bit ominous because of "throughout" the community, I'm going to say again that the "dead-looking" trees bordering the retention pond, on the left of O'Dell westbound between Canal and Alandari, look exactly like the ones pictured of bald cypress trees in winter, as linked in posts 9 and 14.

And this type of cypress tree is recommended for standing water or bordering retention ponds etc. that will fill and overflow for awhile.
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Originally Posted by shrandell View Post
Not cypress, but very dead pine trees
Pine beetles will kill pines if they are infested in the trees. Will have small holes all over the trunk if beetles.
I got to thinking one day about all those people on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.
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