Willow Trees
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tri colored willow tree

Zone hamilton n.j. 08610 | Anonymous added on September 23, 2017 | Answered

My willow is oozing a white, foamy substance from its bark....What kind of care should I be taking?

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MichiganDot
Answered on September 23, 2017

This sounds like bacterial wetwood, aka slime flux or alcohol flux. Willows are prone to this disease. Bacteria produce gas which makes the sap foamy and often foul-smelling. Check with your state extension service for recommended treatment in your area. Here is what New Mexico extension has to say on the topic. http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/yard/2000/081200.html

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