Pine trees just aren't made to grow in the desert.
It's a fact.
Even tho the Handyman had high hopes and kept watering it and watering it, it just wouldn't make a comeback.
A lot of Blue Spruce and Scotch Pine trees are planted around here (the Nevada high desert), and they will grow for a while---sometimes a long, long while (years) but a lot of times, they will die early. It's a chance we all take when we plant an evergreen in the dessert. There just isn't enough water and the soil is too dry and sandy--it doesn't hold onto moisture no matter how much you water.
Yesterday Rich had to do it---he chopped down our dead Blue Spruce tree.
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