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Pine Tip Moth
The pine tip moths’ larva bore into the new candle tip on pines (mostly scotch and mugo pines). If you see brown tips, twist them and see if there is a hollow tunnel with a small orange larva. This usually does little harm to the tree but may delay growth and cause a bushier appearance. There are generally three generations of the moth. They can be controlled by three applications of Hi-yield 38 Plus. First during late April to early May. Second from June to early July. Third, from late July to early August.
If applied as a preventative in the spring, Ferti-lome Tree and Shrub Systemic Drench can be used. One treatment of the drench lasts an entire year.
*Please read and follow all label instructions when applying chemicals.