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Oct 14, It may also be that needles did drop last year, just not as many. If a tree or shrub has had a stressful year, it will probably drop more needles. This still doesn't mean that your plant is dying.
If it continues to lose needles into the spring, it's time to be concerned that. Jan 31, Seasonal Needle Drop. It’s a normal cycle all cedar trees go through.
I would recommend contacting your county extension agent or a Certified Horticulturalist and have someone locally take a look.
Here’s how it works: around late summer or early fall, cedars and most conifers need to let go of older, interior needles that are no longer doing the tree much good. Those needles turn yellow/brown as the tree phases them out and makes room for new growth from the tips.
May 17, But large sections of missing bark from a pine tree is a sign of a sick and dying tree. Brown Needles Pine trees should maintain their distinct green color throughout the treeclearing.bars: Oct 22, Because of this, you may see yellowing or dropping needles from the top of your tree down to its lowest branches. While seeing dead needles throughout a tree may be worrisome, it doesn’t automatically mean that your tree is stressed or dying.
New needle growth happens at the ends of Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.