Mesquite Trees
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mesquite tree sap

Zone 10 | jjp added on November 13, 2017 | Answered

Can I put gauze on my tree? It won't stop sapping after a year and its staining everything.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on November 13, 2017

You can, but if there is something causing damage to the tree, such as a woodpecker or other pest, then it may not solve your problem. This is a tricky situation. You may have to just try and get the sap off of everything often and as best as you can. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-remove-tree-sap.htm

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jjp
Answered on November 13, 2017

It is not a pest, it just never healed after it was trimmed.

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