Homeowners see pine trees withering away and dying
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WAUKESHA - People living in Waukesha have a mystery on their hands.
Dozens of homeowners say they've watched their pine trees wither away and die.
Scott Barrowclift is one of the residents who's had to cut down several pine trees on his property because they are sick.
He said trees on his property aren't the only one's that have turned brown.
"On Sunset I've noticed a lot of trees dying out and my wife noticed it: not only pine trees, but other trees."
Amana Piala owns Piala's Nursery & Garden Shop.
She said a combination of factors have likely triggered the problem.
Piala said the drought in years past mixed with a lot of rain this year has played a part in the problem.
She said our heavy winter could also be likely to blame.
"We also had a lot of snow cover that was real heavy and more people used more salt than usual," she said.
Piala says in most cases the trees can be nursed back to health, but it could take several years.