Gum Trees
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Sap dripping from a huge flowering gum tree

Zone Mill Park Vic | atemouskos added on December 1, 2017 | Answered

is there anything I can do to stop this? It is dripping all over our nature strip and footpath

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DLarum
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on December 2, 2017

Sweet gum trees usually drip sap only in spring. If yours is doing this at other times of the year, it may be a sign of environmental stress, insect infestation or a disease. I am adding some helpful links but the best course of action may be to call a certified arborist to come take a look at it.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/wetwood-bleeding-trees.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/what-is-tree-sap.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/weeping-amber-in-trees.htm

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