Monkey puzzle tree going brown

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    My monkey tree branches are turning brown. Can you advise?

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    All the branches, or just the lower ones?

    Any chance of a photo?
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Watch this one carefully although I'm not sure there's much you can do. I had a neighbor once that had 2 matching Monkey Puzzles. Both where well estalished and about 25 years old. Inexplicably one started turning brown and it spread thru the whole tree within 4 months. It was subsequently removed and the following year the same thing happend to the matching one 45' away.
     
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    This is not a reply, but an add-on to this question. When we moved to our Fraser Valley home three-and-a-half years ago, we inherited a lovely Monkey Puzzle tree which currently stands about 30 ft. tall. This spring, it has suddenly gone brown from top to bottom, and the lower branches are drooping. It's also oozing a lot of sap. It seems from a previous answer that this 'just happens sometimes' and these trees die inexplicably. There have been no changes in it's surroundings. So do I have to accept that it is dead - or has one ever bounced back from this condition? Thanks!
     
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