Sap is the sticky substance that oozes out from tree trunks and branches. Although it may be a lifeline for trees (which help in naturally heal from damage), it can be an annoying sticky substance, which can end up in many unwanted spaces (like your car interior and home interiors). A frustrated homeowner may contemplate removal of sap producing trees. But this is not the solution when there are suitable alternatives available for this problem.
When the branches of trees fall off or are accidentally cut, the sap flows out of the damaged surface. The tree species with most sap flow are pine, spruce, firs etc. Interestingly these are some of the most popular tree varieties in landscapes (owing to their ornamental value and aesthetic appeal). On the down side, no one likes the sap to soil their expensive belonging, such as cars and the interior flooring because it can be hard to remove from these surfaces without damaging them.
Although many commercially available chemicals can effectively clean a sap mess, they can have abrasive effects and sometimes damage the surface permanently.
Here are some of the smart and simple ways to handle sap problems.
The Last Word
Unwanted and excessive sap is the result of uncontrolled growth of a tree. Managing your trees’ growth through smart pruning and trimming can greatly reduce the menace and keep it within reasonable limits. Regularly trim and prune your trees to avoid sap related damage to your property. Learn more here.