Why Do Pine Trees Turn Brown?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 11, 2020 6:22:21 AM ET

The needles on pine trees turn brown for a variety of reasons, most often including root death or damage, dehydration, fungal diseases and bark beetle infestation. Unfortunately there is little in the way of remedy where dead roots or bark beetles are concerned. On the positive side, there are treatments for common pine tree fungal diseases as well as procedures to help reverse some root damage and dehydration.