Posts Tagged ‘sap’

How Is “Fat Lighter’d” Formed

Q: As a child, I remember hunting in the woods for “fat lighter’d” to be used as kindling in the fireplace. How it is formed?  A: Fat lighter’d is the center portion of a pine tree stump (the heartwood). It...


Dogwood – Bleeding Orange Sap

Q: I have a dogwood that was injured with snow load and we cut off the broken branch. I put prunning sealer on the cut and now it looks like this. It looks like it is bleeding to death. A:...


Milkweed – Toxic Sap

Here’s a cautionary story for gardeners who enjoy growing milkweed: My sister lives in the tidewater area of Virginia. She had a very scary experience this weekend and she thinks other gardeners should be warned so they won’t have to...