Sap Fall

A great frozen waterfall of beech sap stalactiting from a massive specimen. The hang here is two plus feet!Gorgeous, but a sign of distress for the tree.

4 Responses to “Sap Fall”


  1. 1 alaspooryorick February 8, 2018 at 9:57 am

    your guess as to origin of stress?

    • 2 mthew February 8, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      Disease, I think. I alerted G-W’s main port person via email but didn’t get a response, which I hoped would give me more information.

  2. 3 Paul Lamb February 9, 2018 at 5:19 am

    Is it present because of the cold? Would the sap normally drip away and not be as noticeable?

    • 4 mthew February 12, 2018 at 8:42 am

      I don’t know enough to answer. Returned a week later and see that it’s still getting longer. Fluctuations in temperature here have been a of a roller coster since New Year; got up to 59 last night


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