My tree Is dropping these dark branch type things with dark little balls all over them. My tree hasn't ever done this in the 9 yrs I've been here.
What’s Wrong With My Tree
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It may be sooty mold, which is most often brought on by pests. This article can help you understand the fungus and see if that is what you have: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm
Neem oil will take care of both the fungus and whatever pest is causing the issue. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
If you don't feel it is sooty mold, it sounds like it is likely another type of fungus. Treat the tree with a fungicide, such as neem oil, and that should help to clear it up.