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Q.My 25 Foot Joshua Tree Broke

Zone 92082 | efernandez added on January 17, 2021 | Answered

Good morning, We have a very large Joshua tree on our property. 25-30 feet tall/long. It has 6 “trunks” growing from the ground. One of the largest broke under it’s own weight. We have lived here only 7 months and desperately want to save this tree. Could you please advise us on what we should do. It is growing next to a pine tree that I think is making it bend towards the sun. I have included pics. Thank you in advance. Eric

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Answered on January 18, 2021

This seems to be an older specimen. It will be normal for it to start falling apart as it ages. At this point, you can support the remaining trunks in any way that suits your. Some use ropes, some use boards, or any other methods.

Alternatively, if it becomes too much of a burden, you may need to remove the tree.

Here are some articles that will help:




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