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Posted: 9/29/2005 10:33:29 AM EDT
This is the first time this has ever happened. For the past few weeks big braches from one of my pecan trees randomly break off! Theres no strong wind....theyre not weighted down with pecans....the braches are perfectly healthy. But ive seen about 3 braches over the past few weeks just snap off and fall to the ground as im watching TV. This morning it happed again!

What is causing this!?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:39:47 AM EDT
gravity
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:42:12 AM EDT
Big foot.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:42:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 10:48:05 AM EDT by FunYun1983]

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
This is the first time this has ever happened. For the past few weeks big braches from one of my pecan trees randomly break off! Theres no strong wind....theyre not weighted down with pecans....the braches are perfectly healthy. But ive seen about 3 braches over the past few weeks just snap off and fall to the ground as im watching TV. This morning it happed again!

What is causing this!?




Do healthy branches fall for no reason?


Maybe you have uncontrolable Jedi powers.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:48:15 AM EDT
Probably this guy



You'll need a flamethrower.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:52:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SirDrinksAlot:
Big foot.



+ 1 on the Bigfoot explanation.

Everyone knows bigfoots roll their turds in chopped pecans and sell them as "Pecan Logs"
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 11:08:10 AM EDT
Well,first off how long has it been since you had your tree pruned?

Is it near powerlines?dose it get pruned for right of way?

Has it ever been topped?

These are all key things to take in to acount,My random guess from doing this most of my life,is that the tree was topped at some time.When this incorrect form of pruning is done,it allows the tree to form realy tight croches,or branch attachments.The tighter the croch,the weaker the branch.

I would get a CERTIFIED ARBORIST to give it a look.
Call them up and tell them you have a tree you want a price on to prune,ask them about the problem then.They usualy do this for free,It would be a safe bet to have him prune it.

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