What’s wrong with my tree

Asked July 11, 2020, 1:50 PM EDT

The bark of our tree seems to have something going on with it. We recently noticed it when we removed a dead limb. Also does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

Your tree is a river birch. The liquid you are seeing is probably wetwood. https://extension.umn.edu/trees-and-shrubs/non-harmful-tree-conditions