Walter Reeves
Walter Reeves
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  • Decatur, GA

Boozy Bees? Drunk Trunks?


If you smell beer and observe an oozy froth dripping down the trunk of a landscape tree, you might approach for a closer look. There's a party going on! Bees, butterflies and beetles are clustered around the froth and wobbling around it. The condition is called slime flux and it's common on stressed trees in mid-summer.
I have more details, and what you can do about this condition, at http://www.walterreeves.com/landscaping/oak-slime-flux/
June beetles at the party!
June beetles at the party!
slime flux
slime flux
slime flux
slime flux

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  • Lee
    on Feb 11, 2013

    The comment on June Bugs brings back great memories

  • Howard Petersen
    on Jun 27, 2013

    After a good rainy season (like this spring) will my weeping cherry heal from its slime flux? or do I need to clean or coat its "wounds". It fluxed a LOT last summer when it was very dry.

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