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Name: Domenic
Status: educator
Grade: other
Location: Outside U.S.
Country: Canada
Date: Summer 2009

My son and I, recently looked at our neighbors creeping Junipers and noticed something on the Junipers that resembled someones spit. It was all over the Junipers. What is this? Is it a form of sap?

Probably insects the cause of that:

Anthony R. Brach
Missouri Botanical Garden

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