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Sequence Of A Wetwood Infection Removal

Bacterial wetwood, also known as slime flux, is caused by an infection of one or more of several bacteria. It results in a water-soaked, oozing or bleeding condition of wood, which occurs in the trunk, branches and roots of Oaks & angiosperm trees.

Trees are always trying to heal themselves. When there is a crack or hole in bark, water gets into it and opens it up for more pathogens, then the tree closes the wound and seals the infection inside the bark. This area was a small crack with infected tissue, when we opened it up (watch the whole video) water began to pour out. We successfully drained and cleaned the wound, cauterized and sealed it up with limewash poultice!

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