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Old 04-04-2019, 10:43 AM   #1
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Hello all, started working on my deck, and was digging up some dirt in an area. a few days later noticed there was a wet spot. didn't think anything about it. today noticed that the wet spot was still there but the area around it is dry. I dug up the area and there's a tree root. is this normal? never had an experience like this. here's a pic.
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@woodypecker ! Nice to meet you, and welcome to the forum. (Love the name!)

Where are you located? That might be important.

Any idea what kind of tree it is? That also might be important as some trees need more water than others, and the presence of the root might suggest a water leak somewhere.
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In our northern climate the sap has just started to flow, wonder of the root got damaged and if that is just sap leaking out.

If you can dig under the root maybe you can see if it gets wetter or not.

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and there's a tree root.
Ayuh,..... Is there still a tree attached to that root,..??
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Ayuh,..... Is there still a tree attached to that root,..??
Got no idea. there's a few trees in my back yard. when I dug around it, it appears that it's only around the root area and the root is pretty wet. I live in upstate NY. maybe it's just sap? we're just getting over winter here. but supposedly there's going to be some slight precipitation tomorrow.
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Got no idea. there's a few trees in my back yard. when I dug around it, it appears that it's only around the root area and the root is pretty wet. I live in upstate NY. maybe it's just sap? we're just getting over winter here. but supposedly there's going to be some slight precipitation tomorrow.
Check to see if the root's alive. Hold it in your hand; if it's cool or cold to the touch and not rotten it's live; if warm, likely dead.

Some trees can send roots a long long way.
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