Posted by Bonsai Care on Jan 24, 2009
i have a Japanese White pine (pinus parviflora)and am usure if it is dead or not all the leave have fallen off,
i have been told to scratch the trunk of the tree and see if it is moist or green or whitish (it is but a brownish color) the branches are all dry and snap easy i have also tried putting it in a polytene bag and still no sucess.
Also when i water it the soil stays moist but grows some kind of white moss. please any help would be grateful
If all the needless have fallen, it is dead or nearly dead. It is an evergreen which means it should always have green needles. This is an outdoor tree, and if you are keeping it inside, that is a sure way to kill it.
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Another tip, if you have been keeping indoors, take it outside RIGHT NOW, take it out of the pot, and plant it in good soil for the rest of the winter. This MAY help, but only a slight chance.