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Sunday - November 06, 2011

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Diseases and Disorders, Trees
Title: Oak sap dripping on driveway in Austin
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Why would oak sap be dripping on driveway at this time when other oaks the neighbors have are not.

ANSWER:

This is not a happy question; there are several things that could be causing this and none of them are good. Please read this previous Mr. Smarty Plants question. This question was referring to a different county. We recommend you contact:

Eric Beckers
Texas Forest Service Project Forester
8317 Cross Park Drive, Suite 425
Austin, TX 78754
512-339-3772
ebeckers@tfs.tamu.edu

It is important that you get an expert to diagnose the problem as quickly as possible, before what it is has spread to other trees.

 

 

 

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