slime fluxxed

What a cool name that is, but for a kind of sad thing! One of our trees – a maple we left even though we probably should have taken it out when we had the box elders removed. We noticed recently that it is weeping sap and from what I’ve seen online, it looks like it’s probably slime flux.

Thinking this tree may have to go - it's splitting at the crotch and weeping sap like woah

The fact that it is happening at the crotch of the tree, which has a pretty wide split between the two sections, makes me nervous that it is going to split further and come crashing down on one side or the other.

Thinking this tree may have to go - it's splitting at the crotch and weeping sap like woah

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Thinking this tree may have to go - it's splitting at the crotch and weeping sap like woah

The sap doesn’t stink, but then it’s still relatively cold out and mega windy right now, so maybe we’re just not smelling it. This tree has been dropping relatively large branches, which given the wind isn’t super surprising, but it still gives me concern for the future health of the tree. We’ll be giving the tree guy a call to have him take a look.

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