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Pine Tree Parasitic Growth - how to resolve?

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BassistVince
Thu Aug 06 2020, 05:27PM Email Thread Print View

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Hello everyone. Thanks in advance for any help.
Does anyone have experience with or knowledge of this parasitic growth?

  • It is yellow and twiggy.
    These are not yellow pine needles, but the yellow growths are parasitic, growing out of the pine bark.
    I have a tree in the Boulder Bay area infested with this, it happened pretty quickly, and the tree needs help.


This fungus or parasitic growth has infected one tree, but another tree right next to it is entirely unaffected (currently).

Thank you very much.
-Vince



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solargardens
Thu Aug 06 2020, 07:08PM
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Looks like Arceuthobium or dwarf mistletoe.
Don't know much about it but i would try to "Google" it for a solution .
Maybe a spray or ? mistletoe.
Good luck

Mike Bode WB6CLZ
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BassistVince
Thu Aug 06 2020, 07:42PM

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Thanks very much. Now that I know what to search with, perhaps i can make some gains. I don't want this to spread to anyone else. Have a great weekend.

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KK
Fri Aug 07 2020, 07:50AM

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If you don’t have any luck with it you can call Marty Murray at Native Scapes. He is a licensed arborists. 909-547-3894
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solargardens
Fri Aug 07 2020, 09:59AM
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Ditto on Marty
And he supports the Xeriscape tour!!

Mike Bode WB6CLZ
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BassistVince
Fri Aug 07 2020, 10:08AM

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Thank you for your information, everyone. Here is some additional follow-up:

• I did attempt to call Marty Murray with Native Scapes, and was patched quickly through to someone who was immediately available to take my call.
• Mistletoe (Dwarf or otherwise) is the one single parasitic infestation category that they do not treat (because it is very difficult to eradicate).
• Known tactics to take:
— Wrap the mistletoe in a black plastic bag, as tightly as possible, to envelop the entire area of the branch that is infected. (This from Native Scapes)
— Remove infected branches
— Eventually having to remove the entire tree... (which requires a permit, but I need to read more on this)

Thanks all.

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holeinbow
Tue Sep 15 2020, 10:37PM
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All my trees have it here on red ant hill, stunts growth and swells branches. Reproduces with exploding seedpods that cast seeds several feet when the pods are ripe. Seeds stick to whatever they hit and get washed (slimed?) to the branch by rain,where they sprout. Per a friend from forestry who's familiar with the penny pines dwarf mistletoe study area up 2n10, there is no chemical way of eradicating it. So i cut the deadwood and it keeps us warm...

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USFS: #ElDoradoFire Morning Update

The El Dorado fire burned actively overnight along Hwy 38 into Angelus Oaks. Fire was spotting into the community and was quickly extinguished by fire crews providing structure defense.

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jujubean
Sep 18 : 09:11am
Channel 5 just announced the sad death of our firefighter that had disappeared last night while battling the beast fir us. A few hours later he or she was found dead. Very upsetting!! They have not announced the name yet. RIP hero!!

SilentSky
Sep 18 : 09:08am
The main gist from that update:

“Fire burned with increased intensity along Hwy 38 near the Pinezanita area. Spotting occurred within the indirect fire line and did not cross Hwy 38. The spots fires were quickly extinguished by the ground resources working in the area. Structure protection continues from Pinezanita to Jenks Lake by increasing defensible space, hose line placement and fire line construction. The road has been widened to create a better fire break and assist fire resources with containing the fire south of Hwy 38.

The fire progressed past Forsee Creek and continues to burn northeast towards San Bernardino Peak as the upcanyon winds align with topography.

There are no active spot fires that have crossed Hwy 38.”

“There is NO evacuation directive for Big Bear residents AT THIS TIME.”

Airport Razz
Sep 18 : 09:03am
, might as well be handing out road flares at the bottom of the hill. As for the 'Safe and Sane' 'Warning', it is considered to be 'Safe' when a 'Sane' person follows the use specifications to the 'T'. Anything other than that is 'voiding' the warnings so no responsibiity. Sort of like paint that is guaranteed until you actually paint it on an outside wall up here.

SilentSky
Sep 18 : 09:02am
Also Skyline Drive posted the current InciWeb update here:

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Skyline Drive
Sep 18 : 08:52am
Dollar Tree in Big bear selling TIKI torches

McToddy
Sep 18 : 08:49am
thx SilentSky.

in regards to maps, I suppose spots are not shown, but maybe established spots dictate the placement of the fire line. the main thing: the line is still south of the 38. (Awesome!)

Stacy
Sep 18 : 08:44am
Has anyone heard what forest this individual was from?

wisteria1
Sep 18 : 08:43am
I'm not actually defending anyone. I'm just appalled that these things are allowed to be marketed and sold as a bit of "harmless fun". My true ire is for the fireworks stands at 40th and Waterman because technically they're legal in the city of SB but obviously aimed at travelers about to head up the mountain.

SilentSky
Sep 18 : 08:42am
McToddy, InciWeb posted this fire perimeter map at about 7:13 am that shows a detail map of the Pinezanita and Hwy 38 area (NOTE: Maps represent approximate information.):

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Sep 18 : 08:37am
In memory of the fallen.
Prayers to the family, friends and brothers/sister of this fallen hero.
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McToddy
Sep 18 : 08:33am
Does anyone know how last night's spotting (slop) turned out this morning?

Cap'n Crunch
Sep 18 : 08:27am
In addition to reckless endangerment laws, there is such a thing as reckless burning. Reckless burning is when someone recklessly starts a fire or causes an explosion which endangers human life.


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