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/
Boozy Bees? Drunk Trunks?
Published August 4th, 2012 12:49 PM
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