Norfolk Island Pine Trees
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Norfolk Island pine tree

Zone Sarasota FL Zone 9 | wcm3666 added on March 21, 2017 | Answered

Why do some Norfolk Island pines have a split trunk? Mine grew 20 feet tall with one main trunk. At the 20 ft mark it decided to split in to two trunks. Why? Thanks, Bill

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 22, 2017

Norfolk Island Pine commonly will split trunks. They are susceptible to wind damage, which is often the cause of damage to these trees.

My research showed many reports of the tree splitting into two leaders.

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