Sweetgum Trees

How Often Does a Sweetgum Tree Release Sap

william frazier added on October 20, 2013 | Answered

How often does a sweet gum tree release sap? Sweet gum tree is about 30 years old and just started producing sap. First time that ever happend. Is that normal, and why after 30 years sap is produced?

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Answered on October 22, 2013

Typically, when you see "sap" unexpectedly, it is not sap but honeydew from pests that have infested the tree. Treat the tree with neem oil. You do not need to reach all parts of the tree, just what you can reach. The tree will absorb the neem and will carry it to all parts and will eliminate the pest causing the honeydew.

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