Olive Trees
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Why is my potted olive tree weeping sap?

Zone 99669 | bdsather added on April 26, 2019 | Answered

anything surrounding my olive tree is speckled with a sticky sap type substance and it's building up on the leaves and branches, to the point that it's forming sap stalagmites in some places. Why is it doing this? Can I get it to stop? Can I wipe down the tree or would that cause more harm than good? Thank you, Baylee

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BushDoctor
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Answered on April 27, 2019

You will have to include some detailed photos of the damage. Many times this is insect damage, but it could be a fungal/bacterial issue as well as a few other things that can cause this.

Here is an article that will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/what-is-tree-sap.htm

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