Dripping Maple

Asked February 7, 2018, 7:06 PM EST

I have an eight year old Autumn Blaze Maple that has liquid running down the trunk and dripping from branches near the trunk. Do you have an idea why and what can be done? I'm worried that a cold snap will freeze the tree and kill it.

Boulder County Colorado maple trees

1 Response

Good morning,

We were curious if you could send us a picture of the liquid that is running down the trunk and perhaps a description of the color of the liquid?

Below is a link to guidelines regarding winter watering of trees in Colorado. This is especially crucial during drought conditions and will help with the overall health of your tree.

http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/yard-garden/fall-and-winter-watering-7-211/

Hereis a link regarding a potential disease that could be affecting the tree.

http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/yard-garden/bacterial-wetwood-2-910/