The White Tree
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Subject is to be contained at recovery site by means of a 10 meter high walls made of reinforced concrete, covering an area of 20 x 20 meters around the subject, with a securely bolted roof on top. The pH-level of the soil within these walls has to be kept between 2 and 3, and has to be checked daily. If the level gets near 3, a dose of hydrochloric acid is to be injected into the soil via the irrigation tubes that run under the containment area.
Any personnel entering containment area have to wear a specially reinforced HAZMAT suit. No personnel should progress into SCP-XXXX-1 where it’s higher than 0.5 meters. After leaving containment area, all personnel need to be cleaned by a high pressure shower containing a powerful pesticide and leave their HAZMAT suits in the designated area. Personnel falling into SCP-XXXX-1 need to be recovered as quickly as possible. If recovery without risk for retrieving personnel is impossible, next ‘feeding’ procedure is to be skipped.
Containment area has to be cleared of SCP-XXXX-1 on a weekly basis. All of the collected material needs to be dried and incinerated on-site. The expansion of SCP-XXXX-1 has to be monitored at all times through the four (4) cameras, located on the corners of the walls. All anomalies in expansion rate should be reported and pH-level changed as necessary. If sudden acceleration in expansion rate occurs, on-site military-grade flamethrowers are to be utilized, to rapidly clear containment area of SCP-XXXX-1, and the pH-level is to be brought down below 2 as quickly as possible.
Every week, X-hours before clean-up procedure, one (1) live pig has to be ‘fed’ to subject, by means of tossing it in SCP-XXXX-1 and letting it submerge.

Description: The subject is a tree of an unidentified species. It has a bright white trunk and very dense foliage. Its leaves are constantly dead or dying and have yellow, brown or red coloring, much like loaf trees during autumn. Although unlike regular loaf trees, it sheds its leaves constantly, throughout all seasons and at a much faster rate. These create a rapidly expanding leaf pile around the tree, dubbed SCP-XXXX-1.
When any animal or anything containing a living animal gets completely submerged in the leaf pile around the subject, various insects of known and unknown species and/or build start to appear within the leaf pile and make their way toward it. Many of these insects have anomalous properties, including but not limited to: anomalous mandibles, stingers, horns and glands. Each group that appears, now dubbed SCP-XXXX-2, seems to be perfectly fitted for getting to and sedating the submerged animal that made them appear, then take it apart into pieces no larger than one (1) cubic centimeter. The insects have, with combined effort, seen effectively work their way through a brick wall, 0.5 meters of concrete, a container made of fifteen (15) centimeter thick steel plates and ten (10) centimeters of solid rock, all within two (2) minutes.
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After taking the animal apart, the insects drag the pieces into the leaves before disappearing, along with the remains. When no animal is consumed for some time, the tree starts to wither and decay, making this procedure necessary for maintaining the subject. This is presumed to be a ‘feeding’ procedure, following recent discovery. See Addendum XXXX-01.

Addendum XXXX-01: After incident XXXX-XXX, it became apparent that the subject’s trunk is highly fire resistant. When some samples had been taken and examined, researchers discovered that instead of Lignin (wood tissue) the trunk contains very dense bone tissue. This bone tissue contains various DNA from all sorts of different species. Most of the DNA is from typical forest animals, such as badgers, hares and foxes. But some of the DNA belongs to animals as big as horses or even humans. Along these, the DNA of Agent XXXXX and Agent XXXXXXX have been found, who were lost during recovery.

Note: If any new variations of SCP-XXXX-2 are detected, attempts should be made to collect samples of it for research purposes.

Note: I know some of you have been raising concerns about the containment procedures, since those bugs can easily get through the walls. But those things only appear when something has to be COMPLETELY submerged. The walls and roof are just to keep the leaves in might something happen. – Dr. XXXXX

Description, first draft:

SCP-XXXX is a tree that seems to be of the species xxxxxxx xxxxxxx though it has a bright white trunk. Other than the abnormal color, it has a few other anomalous properties. It has a very dense foliage, which continuously grows and drops leaves at a highly accelerated rate. The leaves dropped by it are referred to as SCP-XXXX-1. The moment any living animal, or any object containing a living animal (even a building), gets completely submerged in SCP-XXXX-1, an instance of SCP-XXXX-2 emerges from the leaves. Even though tests with various scanners show no sign of anything within SCP-XXXX-1 previous to submersion of a subject. SCP-XXXX-2 consists of a group of various insect and larvae, both known and unknown species. Many of these have abnormal properties, including but not limited to: anomalous mandibles, glands, stingers and horns. With combined effort, an instance of SCP-XXXX-2 can effectively work it’s way through any obstacle in between it and the subject and subsequently take the subject apart into little pieces, after which it drags those pieces back into the leaves and appears to vanish.
What happens with those remains is unknown, but it is presumed that this is a sort of ‘feeding’ process, since the tree seems to degrade if none or not enough tissue is consumed in over ten (10) days. This ‘feeding’ process is solely triggered by living animals. Any other biological matter triggers no reaction. [Allowing fungi, bacteria and some plants to grow and thrive inside of SCP-XXXX-1]
Tests shows that the tree trunk is hard to destroy and nearly impossible to light on fire. Therefore a tissue sample of the bark and inside of the trunk were taken. These samples show that instead of Lignin (wood tissue) it contains very dense bone tissue of various DNA from all sorts of different species. Most of the DNA is from typical forest animals, such as badgers, hares and foxes. But some of the DNA belongs to animals as big as horses or even humans. Other than the bone tissue the internal structures of the trunk are the same as a normal subject of the species xxxxxxx xxxxxxx.
The tree was found in a forest near XXXXXX when agent XXXXX, after the disappearance of several civilians, noticed the thick pack of leaves covering the forest floor. He went to investigate and when he cleared away some leaves he found the remains of a child covered by SCP-XXXX-2. That’s when Agent XXXXX contacted recovery.