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Dripping mulberry tree

I have a large mulberry tree in my backyard. It continually drips tiny drops of moisture. It is not sticky like SAP, but feel like water. The drops are larger and more frequent in the morning. What is this phenomenon called? Is it common?

I tried to take a video, but I am not sure if it came out well:


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,269

    Plants lose excess water in a process called guttation and I suspect that this is what may be happening with your mulberry. This process takes place mostly at night and is not something you need to worry about.

    Edit: I should have mentioned that guttation can often be observed in pot plants.

    Last edited: 19 June 2016 17:38:55

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