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Name: Becky
Status: educator
Age: 30s
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Date: Saturday, May 25, 2002


Question:
I have a white oak tree, that has sap coming out around the trunk that smells like rotten fruit. It is also attracting several bugs. What is causing it and what should I do about it?


Replies:
Sounds like sap from the oak tree is coming out of a wounded area of the trunk. Perhaps find some commercial tree paint or wound dressing to cover the wounded area.

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/hot_topics/summer_98/storm-oakwilt.htm

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/faqs/trpaint.htm

http://www.tbufc.org/spanish/protect_oaks.htm

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.



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