Appreciation: monkey puzzle tree

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  1. davejohnjag

    davejohnjag Member

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    i have a monkey puzzle tree approx 5ft high, about 6 years old, the lower branches are gradually turning brown and appear to be dying, any help on this??
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Normal for the lowest branches to die off. If the upper branches die, then it's in trouble.

    Can you post a photo?
     
  3. Luke Harding

    Luke Harding Active Member

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    I too have a monkey puzzle around trhe same height and the branches have also begun to turn brown a few months ago. I've put it down to the cold last winter. As Michael has pointed out, lower branches do drop anyway but a photo would be useful too.
     

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