Help: River birch tree is dripping sap everywhere after pruning

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  1. Alf S

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    In February, we had a 20+ year old river birch tree pruned up. The guy cut several 6" branches off and various other little branches so the tree wouldn't be hanging too much in a neighbors yard.

    Well now that we're experiencing warmer weather here in Oklahoma (70 today), we went outside to find almost every cut branch section on the tree was literly pouring sap..It was like a kitchen faucet out there!

    Should we be worried, or is mother nature at work trying to heal things up for Spring?

    Any thoughts are welcome.

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  2. Mort Corey

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    Mother Nature at work. You could purchase a can of prune sealer...it comes in a spray paint type can and looks like black spray paint when applied. It'd help but it's doubtful if it's entirely necessary.

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    Thanks..after some discussion with the local green thumb, we've decided to let mother nature take it's course.
     

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