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Q.What would cause branches to suddenly fall off of a large Norfolk Pine tree?

Zone Mililani 96789 | Anonymous added on May 20, 2020 | Answered

I heard a lot of popping and saw a cloud of dust when a bunch of branches suddenly came crashing down from a Norfolk Pine. There was no wind or rain to cause this.

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Answered on May 21, 2020

One can conclude that the tree was compromised in some way; insects, disease, or inappropriate care.
Here are links to some probable pests or disease issues with the Norfolk Island Pine.

A close up inspection of the trunk and needles may help.



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