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Ooze from trunk

wet wood oozing fluidWet slimy ooze sometimes drips down the trunk. It may originate from a natural opening, a branch union or bark inclusion, or from a pruning cut. This can be caused by bacteria infecting the wood inside the trunk and branches. This is referred to as wetwood (see right photo). Oozing can also be caused by a phytophthora infection or decay.