I'm pretty new to gardening and I recently (~2 weeks ago) got a Pinus sylvestris 'Fastigiata' plant and I noticed that some needles started to yellow. Here are a few pics:-

ants tips of needles inner needles

The yellowing is mostly on the internal and lower needles, but there is also some yellowing on the tips of top needles, with the tips completely brown with some white stuff on them. And I also noticed the plant is full of ants, you can see it on one of the pictures.

Is this a problem that I need to do something about, and if yes, what exactly? Thanks.

  • Is this plant in a pot, and is the pot the original one, or have you repotted into something else? If you have repotted, what's the new pot like in terms of shape and size compared to the original one? – Bamboo May 29 '17 at 20:26
  • I got it two weeks ago, it's repotted, and the new one is fairly large. I don't know how big the original was, but it was transported in a much smaller pot. – Milan May 29 '17 at 21:15
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    looks like old age and the older pine needles are simply dropping out- that and possibly some sort of stress- pines never do well in pots, if the roots where damaged, often pines don't tell you their going to die for weeks afterward- real pain. Apart from it looking very dry- there are new shoots in these pictures some something good is going on... – olantigh Aug 9 '17 at 18:21

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