What is this?

Discussion in 'Campfire' started by Triple Threat, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Triple Threat

    Triple Threat Well-Known Member

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    This is at the base of one of my White Oak trees in my back yard. It seems to be oozing from the bottom of the tree. Any of you woodsmen or arborists know what this is?
     
  2. Rookieshot

    Rookieshot Member<br>2014-15 Bow Hunting Contest Winner<br>20

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    Curious as well. I have two big oaks like that. I’m afraid it’s beetles or ants killing the tree
     
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  3. tmeredith

    tmeredith Platinum Member Redneck Slum Lord

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    Looks like oil to me uncle Jed.
     
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  4. Saltydog

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    Keebler Elf poop....
     
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  7. artey72

    artey72 Well-Known Member

    Agree, load up the truck, it's time to head to Beverly, Hills that's is.
     
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  8. browning_gold_12

    browning_gold_12 Moderator<br>Deer Hunting<br>Trail Cameras<br>'07

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    Thought it might be bacterial wetwood or slime flux. Really looks like some the trees in my woods during turkey season....:rofl:
     
  9. Saltydog

    Saltydog Well-Known Member

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    I've seen that...
    Scary stuff.
     
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  10. Triple Threat

    Triple Threat Well-Known Member

    Covid?
     
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  11. jackie53

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  12. Mountain Oyster

    Mountain Oyster Well-Known Member

    Some kind of butt rot excrement looks like to me.
     
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  13. jackie53

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  14. 4hunting

    4hunting Well-Known Member

    In my neck of the woods that type of stuff running out the bottom of a tree is about a sure sign of a tree that has a massive carpenter ant infestation. Beat the tree is hollow inside. Alot of the time you can look up the tree and see some old past damage somewhere, may even have some signs of the same black oozes coming out of it.
     
  15. Rookieshot

    Rookieshot Member<br>2014-15 Bow Hunting Contest Winner<br>20

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    Any ideas on how to fix this issue?
     
  16. Triple Threat

    Triple Threat Well-Known Member

    A tree guy from MS looking at the pic said...


    Just sap settling in the lowest point of exit in tree. There’s disease of some kind in the tree. The sap (blood) picks it up as the tree continues physiological functions. I’m not a tree pathologist but this is fairly common in trees with injuries low on the trunk.
     
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  17. jackie53

    jackie53 Well-Known Member

    From Mississippi? Theirs your Problem..
     
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  18. deer14

    deer14 Well-Known Member

    If saw dust is there . Could be oak borer . That's one of the reason's No (out of area) wood can be burned at St. Francis camp sites - Bear / Storm Creek lakes . Once you see a borer , you'll remember it . Sorta like grub worms - with huge hooked shaped pincers /teeth.
     
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