Norfolk Island Pine

Have planted this 6' tree in the ground & it appears to be doing well by the side of my house in shade. In a recent storm, it blew over, but did not snap off. Qestion: can I cut the tree back a few feet & expect it to put out new growth, or will this kill it? It's possible that I can stake it to the nearby fence.
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The Norfolk Island Pine will grow to a height of from 75' to 150' depending on where you live. Keep that in mind. You can stake it so that a storm won't keep blowing it over while the roots establish. If you cut it back you will get new growth and possibly multiple leads from that point if you don't kill it first. 9 out of 10 Norfolk Island Pine trees die from lightning strikes here in S. Florida.
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You planted a Norfolk Island Pine next to your house! These grow to over 100 ft tall in good conditions. If it gets half that size the roots will wreck your foundations and any branches that fall (which is quite likely over a period of years) will wreck your roof. Not to mention the constant stream of pine needles and pinecones that will cover your roof and fill your drainage.
I suggest moving it while it is small.
David
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Yup. It is one of the more dangerous trees to be within reach of a house because blow-down of Norfolks is very common. We don't live where Norfolks thrive, but we have a Douglas fir nearby which similarly is shallowly rooted even when it becomes a giant, & they blow down more commonly than other giant trees. Fortunately a Douglas fir grows a bit more slowly than a Norfolk & by the time it's a danger to the house I'll likely be dead & someone else will have to pay somebody to climb way up top & take it down segment by segment for an extravagant fee lest it keel over & crush a couple of houses.
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