A strange growth pattern

Discussion in 'Araucariaceae' started by Michael, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. Michael

    Michael Member

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    My 5 year old monkey puzzle tree (approximately 4 feet tall) exhibits a strange growth pattern.
    The area on each branch, from the trunk to the tips of those branches, have total dieback. Following that, after a few weeks, the distal 1/3 of the branch begins new green and healthy growth. The proximal 2/3 of the branches never re-green. The tree continues to grow very slowly but in the above described manner.
    Is this the usual growth mode ?
  2. Strange Growth

    If I understand your description, it is having some kind of problem. Most of foliage should be retained on each live branch, regardless of time of year.

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