Oh no-o. My beautiful Vanderwulf pine appears to be stricken with white pine blister rust. I've looked it up and found out, too late, that the life cycle requires a host, gooseberry or currant. Unknowing, I planted the tree in a corner of my garden between two flowering currants. As far as I can see the tree is doomed. It has been in my garden for only about 4 years, but had grown from a slightly spindly 5' tree to a fully flushed out 15' beauty. I suppose I am going to have to pay someone to cut it down and remove the roots, but there's still the issue of replacement with something that will not be affected by the rust carrying currants nearby. Sounds like a pine is out of the question. Does anyone have a suggestion for a fast growing rust resistant everygreen that can take its place? I'm so sad to be losing this tree.