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Sap

A sticky substance produced inside a tree. Maple syrup is made from sap!

Signs

The visible presence of a pest or disease; for example, fruiting bodies of fungi, southern pine beetles, or caterpillars are all signs.

Skeletonize

To reduce to the most basic skeleton. Leaf skeletonization occurs when young pests eat the tender part of a leaf, leaving the heavy veins and stem.

Spores

Tiny specks that carry the reproductive material to form a new fungus, similar to the seeds of a plant.

Symptom

Symptoms are visible clues that a plant might be suffering from a pest or disease. Some examples of symptoms include wilting, brown or yellow leaves, bark discoloration, and slowed growth.

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