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Q.How Do I Save My Tree?

Zone ventura | pasinmich@aol.com added on November 2, 2019 | Answered

My tree looks like it is dying. Where its branches connect to the trunk, sap comes out. Recently some branches have fallen, not just by the winds.
Also I found ants crawling around, and the tree has some crevices. No one wants to save it and I am the only one who does because I climb it. It’s been there my whole life and I am asking what should I do before someone decides to cut it down. I will cry if I hear “timber”.

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Answered on November 4, 2019

This depends on the tree. Sap leaking is normal for some trees, and not for others. It also depends on the climate in your area, as well as any damage the tree sustains from climbing. This can be stressful on some trees.

Here is some more information about the sap of trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/what-is-tree-sap.htm

Here is some more reading: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/what-is-gummosis.htm

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