Norfolk Island Pine Trees

Norfolk Pine Has a Burnt Crown From the Sun

Norfolk added on June 15, 2015 | Answered

What should I do with my Norfolk Pine that has a burnt crown from the sun? Last summer, I took my Norfolk Pine outside and covered it with a white sheet for a few days, but it got burnt through the sheet anyway. The crown is completely brown and has not recovered at all. This tree is taller than I am and I have had it for over 25 years. I am very sad and have been trying to figure out how to help it recover. I am wondering if I can cut the completely brown part off, since it is the crown of the tree. Will it grow a new crown? I haven't taken it outside this year and brought it back inside when I saw what had happened to the crown. I have moved and don't have much shade outside, so I guess I can't take my tree outside in the summer anymore. There are 2 trees in the pot and the shorter one didn't get burnt.

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Answered on June 15, 2015

Although it may have damage from to much sunlight, it also could be from watering issues. To much or to little can cause the top to turn brown.
Verify the moisture in the soil before watering.
I would leave the top personally, it will not grow back.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care needed.

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