Pest description and damage Pine needle scale are elongate, pure white scale which feed on the needles. Heavily infested trees may appear "flocked." Infested needles turn yellow, then brown. Twigs and branches are killed. Repeated infestations may kill trees eventually. While pine needle scale is a serious pest of ornamental pines, it infests arborvitae, cedar, hemlock, spruce and Douglas-fir.
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