#healing Butterfly reunion

Some yeast infection images:

Butterfly reunion
yeast infection

Image by CameliaTWU
This Post oak was leaking sap and lots of butterflies stopped by to get a drink. It seems that the tree has a bacterial infection causing the sap flux.

‘Bacterial fermentation of the sap during warm weather produces gases (often methane), causing pressure in the affected wood. The pressure forces the sap out of the tree by the path of least resistance. This is why the fluxing is usually found near wounds and openings in the bark. The exuding sap will run down the side of the tree, soaking a large area of bark. Once exposed to the air, the sap will become contaminated with other bacteria, yeasts and fungi, resulting in a foul-smelling, slimy, foamy substance. Fluxing of the sap is sometimes referred to as slime flux.’ (utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/SP631.pdf)

Buterfly reunion
yeast infection

Image by CameliaTWU
This Post oak was leaking sap and lots of butterflies stopped by to get a drink. It seems that the tree has a bacterial infection causing the sap flux.

‘Bacterial fermentation of the sap during warm weather produces gases (often methane), causing pressure in the affected wood. The pressure forces the sap out of the tree by the path of least resistance. This is why the fluxing is usually found near wounds and openings in the bark. The exuding sap will run down the side of the tree, soaking a large area of bark. Once exposed to the air, the sap will become contaminated with other bacteria, yeasts and fungi, resulting in a foul-smelling, slimy, foamy substance. Fluxing of the sap is sometimes referred to as slime flux.’ (utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/SP631.pdf)