Weird Black Tar stuff under Maple Tree

rrascherMay 6, 2011

I have a maple tree which has some weird black tar looking stuff around the base of the tree. When I first see the stuff it looks black and has a fine texture and is soft and it turns brown over time. I also see some yellow spots on some of the leaves. Not sure what this is but it looks like my tree may be in trouble as its leaves are not as full as my other maple. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Ray

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

not much to go on.. a pic would sure help ...

WAG .... slime mold ... check out the link .. then flip to the WEB side

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   May 6, 2011 at 11:29AM
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pineresin

Probably sooty mould growing on honeydew (a.k.a. 'aphid pee').

Resin

    Bookmark   May 6, 2011 at 2:01PM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

Any suggestions?

Some pictures.

Dan

    Bookmark   May 6, 2011 at 2:16PM
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