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Name:  Winnie
Status:   other
Age:   60s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Around 1999  


Question:
We have a hybrid poppular tree that branched after about 4 ft making 2 large branches. In the center there is a hole which seeps water constantly. This has been going on about 3 years, You can see air bubbles about every 15 seconds. We were told that the tree would heal itself. So far its still leaking. We tried packing it with a plastic bag and the seeping continues. Our concern is that it may become rotten at the base and fall over on the house. Do you have any idea where the water is coming from. We are in the country and have well water. Thanks



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The roots and xylem (vessels) of trees transport the water from the soil up to the branches.

http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/forestbiology/htmltext/chapter4.htm
http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~ohioline/hyg-fact/3000/3045.html

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.


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