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Question by  yromeg (16)

Is black sap normal, from a maple tree?

The tree in my yard is dripping black sap. Is this a normal color?


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

Sounds like a bug problem. There could be an insect eating the inside of your tree. Talk to a nursery specialist to find a cure.


Answer by  Taran (716)

Maple trees for sap collection are Sugar , Black , Red , and Silver. The Sugar and Black Maple provide the highest sugar content.


Answer by  Anonymous

Sounds like bacterial wetwood or slime flux. It's a bacterial infection in the tree core, typically associated with foul-smelling, black sap-like ooze.

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