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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 29, 2019

Q. Monkey puzzle tree

My monkey tree is about 3 years old. The first set of branches ( lowest) look like they’re turning black. They droop. What is wrong. The soil is wet…I’ve never fertilized it. It sits near a morning window with low light.
Please help! I don’t want to loose it..

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 30, 2019

It could be that the soil is too wet, or could have an infection. Apply dolomitic lime and wettable sulfur to the area, and try and let the soil dry out just a little in between waterings if possible.

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Asked by
rhodamowat on
May 25, 2019
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Q. Should I trim back my monkey puzzle

I have a central trunk and two additional trunks on the sides Lots of new growth at the base of the trunks love my tree but concerned I should be looking after it better.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 26, 2019

Remove any suckers that have grown near the base of the tree. This is important for the overall health of the plant; a sucker will take valuable energy away from the healthier and more desirable branches.
Be careful not to damage the soft trunk with your pruning shears.
Shape the tree canopy to a desired form. A monkey tree naturally has a round shape that is easy to maintain with little effort.

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Asked by
gallabury on
September 12, 2019
Portland Oregon

Q. Why is my monkey puzzle tree oozing amber sap?

Do you know any Monkey Puzzle Tree experts?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 13, 2019
Certified Expert

This is one of the main characteristics of the tree, and what made it so popular! They ooze a resin that can be turned into all sorts of things! This is also to protect the tree from harm.

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