Bristlecone resin

Klytus

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Today i noticed strange white flecks on the needles of seedlings sown outdoors in the autumn of 2008.
At first i thought bird droppings were responsible but the slight stickiness of the encrustations persuaded me otherwise.

Some slight excitement there as i had not expected this to occur at all let alone overnight on inch tall seedlings.
 

Bill S

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Not to burst your bubble but hopefully head off a problem Klytus, make sure it's not scale, I have seen scale on eastern white pines that looks like a dried resin so to speak white and a little fluff to it.
 

JasonG

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This is very normal for Bristlecones. Little white sticky resin on the needles. That is a good sign :)
 

Klytus

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Scale...thankfully it isn't that.

It does mean i can identify any impostors,those that became mixed up in the seed tray.

They look healthier and more numerous than the Armandii and Bungeana i sowed at the same time.

In fact i think my Bungeana=Zero.
 
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