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Old 01-09-2003, 05:22 PM
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I've a sticky problem

My neighbor has a huge majestic pine tree, whose branches overhang
my driveway. I actually like this tree but, its been dropping sap
onto the cars.

I've lived here about 6 years and don't recall it dropping this
much sap. Daily there are about 5 to 10 new dropplets on the car.
And these are a real chore to clean off.

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me why this tree is dropping so
much sap? It looks like a healthy tree to me. I live in Massachusetts
and the summer has been fairly hot and dry, but nothing out of the
ordinary. Does dropping sap indicate there could be something wrong
with the tree? Or is this normal?

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Old 02-09-2003, 04:03 AM
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I don't know about in Mass., but in the coastal flatwoods there is a
cockaded woodpecker who pecks a hole into the heartwood of a pine tree
about 30 feet off the ground and raises its brood. The sap is a
deterrent from ants and predators. This bird is on the endangered list
in Texas as habitat destruction continues.

You might see if there is a hole up in the tree. =


Also, an arborist might check and see if there is insect activity.

Here is a general link about pine trees and their reactions to stimulus:

http://www.growinglifestyle.com/h198/garden/pine/

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mike boucher wrote:
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I've a sticky problem
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My neighbor has a huge majestic pine tree, whose branches overhang
my driveway. I actually like this tree but, its been dropping sap
onto the cars.
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I've lived here about 6 years and don't recall it dropping this
much sap. Daily there are about 5 to 10 new dropplets on the car.
And these are a real chore to clean off.
=


I'm wondering if anyone can tell me why this tree is dropping so
much sap? It looks like a healthy tree to me. I live in Massachusetts
and the summer has been fairly hot and dry, but nothing out of the
ordinary. Does dropping sap indicate there could be something wrong
with the tree? Or is this normal?


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Chris Owens
 
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mike boucher wrote:

I've a sticky problem

My neighbor has a huge majestic pine tree, whose branches overhang
my driveway. I actually like this tree but, its been dropping sap
onto the cars.

I've lived here about 6 years and don't recall it dropping this
much sap. Daily there are about 5 to 10 new dropplets on the car.
And these are a real chore to clean off.

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me why this tree is dropping so
much sap? It looks like a healthy tree to me. I live in Massachusetts
and the summer has been fairly hot and dry, but nothing out of the
ordinary. Does dropping sap indicate there could be something wrong
with the tree? Or is this normal?


A tree that shedding sap is typically indicative of a broken
branch or an insect hole. Which doesn't mean it isn't an healthy
tree; most pines have some insect predation and broken branches.
So, I'd pretty much say what you have here is in the range of
'normal'. So, can you move the cars or cover them?

Chris Owens




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