i put a message below about my Shumard Red Oak Dying....I will put a copy of my previous question after my new question. Today, I noticed that there are little white bugs going into holes in the tree trunk, and out of the trunk is coming some foamy looking stuff, and what looks like sap (it feels like it too). Could this be what is causing my tree to die? Is there any hope to save it? Does the fact that sap is coming out of it mean that it's not totally dead? What are these worms, and what do I do?!! Please help! Previous question: I purchased a Shumard Red Oak and planted it in Dallas, TX in around March of this year. It is about 20 feet tall and about 4 inches in diameter. When we bought and planted it, it had no leaves, but then when it was supposed to, the leaves started growing. They never got full size, but we thought it was stunted due to the transplant. We recently left for a two week vacation, and when we got back, all the leaves were brown, and the tree appears to be dead. I thought we were watering it enough (we have a sprinkler system), and anyway, I thought that the red oak didn't like too much water. Is there any hope of saving my tree? What do i do? I love this tree (it is so beautiful) and desperately want to try to save it! Please help!