Trying to identify pine tree problem

#1
20171021_165108.jpg 20171021_165115.jpg I think this is a norwegian pine, and it appears to be losing a greater than normal quantity of pine needles. the tree was planted 1 year ago. I have attached a picture of some cracking bark which may be part of the problem.

Does anyone have an idea what the issue is?
 
#4
Sean, I'm not sure what you're calling a "Norwegian pine", a google search indicated that Red pine (P resinosa) is sometimes called a Norway pine, but Red pine is a hard pine. You're photo indicates a soft pine.
 
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