Date: Around 1999
We have a hybrid poppular tree that branched after about 4
ft making 2 large branches. In the center there is a hole which seeps
water constantly. This has been going on about 3 years, You can see air
bubbles about every 15 seconds. We were told that the tree would heal
itself. So far its still leaking. We tried packing it with a plastic bag
and the seeping continues. Our concern is that it may become rotten at
the base and fall over on the house. Do you have any idea where the
water is coming from. We are in the country and have well water. Thanks
The roots and xylem (vessels) of trees transport the water from the soil up
to the branches.
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
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