Dead Pine Tree Branches Are Falling Off In Wind And Sap Runs Down Tree

Question From: Houston, Texas, United States
Q: The branches of my pine tree are falling off each time there's a strong wind or rain. These branches are dead and have shed pine needles already. The branches appear to be dry-rotted. However, I'm concerned because it appears that the tree is slowly eroding away. There also seems to be a split in the trunk of the tree as if it's infected or something. Sap is also running down the tree. Are these symptoms that you've experienced before?

A: Your tree is dying. I have not experienced these issues with my trees because I keep an eye on my trees and as soon as I see a problem I have the inspected by a certified arborist. To find a professional in your area go to Best Nancy