Pine Tree Growing Without Branches

Question From: R. Randall - Carlton, Minnesota, United States
Q: My pine tree is growing tall like a stalk with no branches. It looks healthy but odd as there is a tall shoot on top (about 3 feet) that has no branches on it.

A: Take a photo of your oddity to your local independent nursery for a positive Id. Be sure to include closeups so they can also Id the specie. Good Luck Nancy