Pest identification and confirmation—Wetwood
Wetwood causes a portion of the trunk or branches to appear discolored and watersoaked. A sour or rancid,
reddish or brown fluid commonly seeps from infected bark cracks or wounds. Wetwood-causing microorganisms
are common in soil and water. They infect trees through wounds, including sites where pesticides have
been injected into trees. Alcoholic flux also causes wood to exude fluid, but only for a short time during
the summer, and the fluid has a fermented odor.
flux on almond