Has anyone noticed how sick the Norfolk pines are in Shirley Street, Byron Bay? They are slowly dying. I have been watching this for years. Some are now almost bare of pine needles.
I believe it’s the lichen, sucking the sap. The solution is to get rid of the lichen, feed the roots or somehow give them a birthday. A tree doctor should be consulted.
One wonders if the council wait till they are dead and then incur the huge bill of removing them, or act now before it’s too late. Almost too late already. Or wait till they start dropping branches and then have endless meetings re the subject.
Probably the latter. Trouble is we have to pay for it. Act now, I say.
Philip Sedgman, Mullumbimby