Perhaps you have noticed many pine trees in our area with brown or straw like needles. This issue was caused by an extreme temperature swing last October (before the trees were dormant for the winter). If you have a tree with these brown needles don't fret just yet!
The Colorado State Forest service recently recently explained "the buds on these frost-injured trees may have survived, and they may produce new growth this spring”.
"Damaged pine trees may appear grizzled and possess white or straw-colored foliage, referred to as winter burn. While most sightings of pines exhibiting these frost-damage symptoms have occurred in Black Forest, trees in other areas may be experiencing this damage as well."
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