I’ve just notice these white spots on new JWP bought this winter from a nursery. I’ve planted them two weeks ago in better soil and they seem to grow nice candles. Any idea what these white spots are and how to deal with them?
It’s hard to tell via photo - is there a chance it could be dried sap?
In the first photo I see there are yellow and brown needles near the bud. Is this common across the tree or are there only a few branches like this? I’ve seen similar symptoms from damage caused by bud borers or caterpillars that eat buds.
Thanks! dry sap would be great relief…I don’t think its across the tree phenomenon - the tree is after harsh winter and just been re potted without roots pruning (I forgot to leave half of the old soil as you suggested - I hope they’ll pull through. They’re young and healthy trees). I hope feeding and love would help them.