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Old 04-25-2018, 01:31 PM   #1
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Tree Resin Problems

Hi, I have a two very large beautiful trees in my backyard, and one had been secreting some type of resin from multiple areas around it. If I could get some advice to see if it's normal for this tree to be in this condition or if I need to have someone come in and help it.

I have noticed a very small amount of ants crawling around it, not sure if they're part of the reason.

The other tree I have seems fine, except for one part of the tree that has some pieces of wood and a bolt stuck in it from the previous owners of the house.

I'm thinking about putting a small fence around it so my dog stops getting it stuck in his fur.

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Ayuh,..... I'm guessin' it's a conifer tree, Pine maybe, so pitch leakin' from a small wound, would be normal,.....
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Definitely a conifer and as Bondo says, they can leak from wounds. There might be something available to seal them - I've seen people use cement - or they might seal up on their own. I would guess the ant is more attracted than a cause. Who knows, give it a few million years and you could have your very own bug-in-amber. It's difficult to get a good perspective but the tree looks fairly large = old. We all get a little leaky the older we get.
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Lovely old tree
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