A prominent golf course in the Northeast had to shut down because its greens were dying. See how spotty this looks in July?
I solved the mystery.
On August 23rd, the greens were coming back.
Then, by September 7th, the golf course reopened. See how nicely Green #2 filled in?
When a trees leaks, its circulation is blocked and it can not move its inner fluids up or down properly. Therefore, it pushes the fluids out through areas of the bark that are the path of least resistance.
These photos were taken on July 17th, 2009.
On September 4th of 2010, I was in the area so I visited the tree.
I was delighted to see that all the leaking had stopped.