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A pine tree infection?

Observed: 30th January 2012 By: hobo
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Description:

It looks like a lot of sap running down this pine tree for some reason. Is it under attack from something?

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miked's picture

Its mainly resin from the

Its mainly resin from the tree but there are holes that its coming out and these may be mechanical damage caused by insect burrowing in or out of trunk

GrizzledBadger's picture

Pine tree infection

What number of needles did the pine have, as the P.strobus (7needled tufts) are susceptable to White Pine Blister Rust, which affects leaves, twigs, branches as well as trunk bark causing bleeds of resin. But iagree , that the holes appear to be insect created as there appears to be frass (larval poo) deposits in the close-up. Brock

Brock