SCP-XXXX "Flesh Tree"

Item #: XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be rooted inside its containment area in a small plot of soil from its original location at all times, and its roots are to be contained inside a 9x9 meter area with walls constructed of 7cm of solid steel. Absolutely no H2O in any form is to come within 8 meters of SCP-XXXX during non-testing periods, if H20 does come within the given area or comes into contact with SCP-XXXX, the temperature levels are to be raised to the boiling point of water (100°C) for a period of 2 hours.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a large Chestnut Oak tree of exactly 5.5 meters in height with roots measured at 6.7 meters. It has an abnormality thick, dark brown trunk, with a diameter of 4 meters, with large, dark green leaves of 15 cm from end to end. Though water is required for SCP-XXXX to exhibit its odd effects, it does not appear to suffer any ill consequences from prolonged lack of water or nutrients.

The abnormal properties of SCP-XXXX become apparent once its roots have taken in any amount of H2O. After becoming hydrated, through any liquid containing H2O, SCP-XXXX will go into a sort of hibernation, its leaves cease growing, its roots stop taking in any amount of water, and its cellulose becomes centralized around the middle section of its trunk.

After a period of up to ██ days, the leaves will begin to turn a dark, fleshy pink color. After another period of 2 days SCP-XXXX will shed its flesh colored leaves and SCP-XXXX-1, the organic creation of SCP-XXXX, will emerge from the branches of SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX-1 will proceed to eat the fallen leaves of SCP-XXXX for a small period of time. No instance of SCP-XXXX-1 has responded to any other food after ingesting SCP-XXXX's leaves.

After a period of 3 days, most or all of SCP-XXXX's leaves will be eaten or withered. At this point, SCP-XXXX-1, unless not allowed to consume SCP-XXXX's leaves, will repeatedly throw itself against the containment area walls, if not released within a week, SCP-XXXX will begin to wither away and die. If the active instance of SCP-XXXX-1 is released, it will search for an open, grassy area and collapse, at this point it will begin to decompose and fertilize the area. A new instance of SCP-XXXX will grow on the newly fertilized land.

At face value, the instances of SCP-XXXX-1 appear to be an average version of the creature that SCP-XXXX constructed. For example, a common house fly shares the same DNA and chromosomal combinations of a house fly, though there are some notable differences, such as any instance of SCP-XXXX-1, no matter how complex, will contain both sex's reproductive systems, as well as cellulose being contained within the skin, turning it a slight greenish color. The complexity of SCP-XXXX-1 will reflect the amount of water introduced to SCP-XXXX.

Log reports containing all major instances of SCP-XXXX-1 and the outcomes of tests performed on them is located below.

Discovery Log: SCP-XXXX was discovered in 2004 in the northern parts of the Daniel Boone National Forest of Kentucky, USA. It was found by a hiker who had been attracted by the cries of an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 after a light rainstorm passed over the area, the hiker then found the flesh colored leaves and reported it in an online forum. The Foundation quickly responded and secured SCP-XXXX, as well as deleting the forum post.