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Mount Vernon, KY

November 17, 2009
3:04 AM

Post #7281132

I planted a lot of mungo pines up and down my drive way. They look really exotic. Then one day I noticed, where there had been nice new needles, there was instead very thick strange ones. I looked closer at those leaves and they were thousands of little green worms. The same sorry ones that get on my cabbage and broccoli. Sevin dust does take care of them %@#!& . But must we constantly have to dust, spray, pick, cut all that we have planted! Is nothing off limits?
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 6a)

November 17, 2009
3:52 AM

Post #7281275

Wow I've never heard of that! But garden insects/pests are not my forte. I wonder if anyone else has had your same problem...I bet those Mugo pines look awesome, moreover I bet it cost you an arm and a leg to put them all in!
Mount Vernon, KY

November 17, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #7282160

No mungo pines did not cost that much!. I ordered some very small ones from a tree magazine "Musser" They like to sell 5,10 - well large numbers at time. I hope they are dwarf and not the big five foot ones you wrote about. I did get some from Lowes too though, and they were not any worse in price than the junipers. So far I see no difference in the rate of growth between them. Of course the saw flies maybe keeping them on the small side. I don't care I still don't like them. The tip of the mungo pine looks like it has some abnormal growth, only to be worms is equal to ticks, snakes, and mosquitoes..

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