Removing dried pitch

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I got an austrian pine from a garden center last night and there was a lot of pitch that had drained down the trunk from some damage awhile back. What is the best way to clean that off?
 
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I know my step dad uses rubbing alchohol to get sap off of his truck. I cannot however verify it's safety for the tree. I would think it would be ok in small doses.
 

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Thanks for your replies! I will have to try those.
~Zach~
 

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Depending on how much is oozing out, but I find that keeping the effected area exposed to the sun helps it dry up and break off in time.
 

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