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Item #: SCP-3E10

Object Class: Safe Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Item SCP-3E10 is to be contained within a 50m x 50m concrete and stainless steel wall. The walls are far apart from the tree so the concrete doesn't get broken down faster by the high concentrations closer to the tree. The stainless steel framework is to be constructed to fit as a modular and reinforcement system for the concrete. This is so that when the concrete gets broken down by SCP-3E10, it can easily be replaced. The stainless steel is the only supporting structure usable for containment as it does not dissolve in the gas or liquid emitted from SCP-3E10. The concrete must be a minimum of 4m in height and must be placed atleast 3m into the ground.
As of yet, trimming is impossible no tool is able to reach the higher parts of the tree without being broken down. Along with this, a large amount of liquid is released when cut.

All staff are required to wear protective suits and are not to be exposed to SCP-3E10 for more than 10 minutes. If it is raining no staff are to enter the containment area and must wait a minimum of 180 hours before accessing SCP-3E10’s containment area once more.
Once a week (or immediately after rainfall dries) the bottom of SCP-3E10 is to be sprayed with SCP-3E10-1 fluid as to prevent SCP-3E10’s fluid becoming too potent.
If any instance of SCP-3E10-1 drops or is on the floor(SCP-3E10-1 no longer drops from the tree, see Addendum 3E10-1) SCP-3E10-1 instances should be collected during routine sprays it is to be collected and sent to the lab outside of the wall for use as fuel in the neutralising sprays. Any and all instances of SCP-3E10-2 are to be immediately disposed of in the on-site incinerator. This is to prevent any growth of any more instances of SCP-3E10.

Provisional Site-208 houses SCP-3E10 and is to be disguised as a Bio-Chemical Plant. Any civilians showing curiosity are to be given cover story 208-1.

Description: SCP-3E10 is an abnormally large lemon and lime tree with a similar size and structure to an average adult oak tree.

The protective suits are built to protect subjects from an unknown substance that will melt anything in contact. The substance is released as a heavy gas that is emitted from the base of the tree through small holes 2mm maximum of size. When the area becomes humid the gas condensates, the suits are unable to handle it in liquid state and entrance into the containment area during this status is ill-advised.
The substance emitted by the tree has only reached an esitmate of 10m to 12m past the containment area prior to containment and in a breach. The substance has not been observed to go further past it's range from SCP-3E10 and will rather instead pile up, almost like a wall is blocking it from reaching any further.

As stated, SCP-3E10 is a lemon and lime tree, it will grow as such. These instances are hence known as SCP-3E10-1 and SCP-3E10-2. SCP-3E10-1 is the lime of the tree, it does not pose any threat to any biological being and is essential in neutralizing the base of the tree.

SCP-3E10-2 is the lemon, it comes in multiple forms SCP-3E10-2A, SCP-3E10-2B and SCP-3E10-2C. SCP-3E10-2A takes a normal form of a abnormally sized lemon typically reaching the size of Mangoes.
SCP-3E10-2B has a similar form to SCP-3E10-2A but has no skin caution should be taken when underneath SCP-3E10-2B as the liquid it drops gives a similar effect to liquefied SCP-3E10 gas.
SCP-3E10-2C has the form of a glass cup filled with SCP-3E10-2 fluid. The amount of fluid is ranged between 200ml and 650ml. When SCP-3E10-2C's fluid is drained, the glass will melt into the same liquid.
All instances of SCP-3E10-2 share the same dangerous properties. Upon consumption the subject will experience pains in the upper torso. The subject's head then proceeds to implode. After implosion, it will melt.
Upon autopsy, it is discovered that the skeletal structure of the rest of the body is crushed, the bones are a fine dust closest to the head and at the feet shows major fractures.

Instances of SCP-3E10-2C had initially not been seen prior to containment. 136 days after containment, SCP-3E10 begun to grow these new instances of SCP-3E10-2. It is assumed that SCP-3E10 adapts to its surroundings and has created multiple types of instances of SCP-3E10-2 as a kind of lure.

The tree was first discovered in a forest in ████, Australia after numerous reports of melting bodies of several kinds of organisms. The regional police force contacted the foundation after losing their forensic team to SCP-3E10.
MTF Beta-7 ("Maz Hatters") was dispatched to confirm for any anomalous signs. Upon coming into the area a total of 37 bodies along with several wildlife were found with a large majority supposedly being the regional forensic team however the bodies were indistinguishable with all bodies turned into an almost liquefied state. Bodies further away from SCP-3E10 are not as liquefied and can be identified as Deputy █████ and Agent ██████. All corpses found appeared to show no signs of any decomposition.

SCP-3E10-1 processing:

  1. SCP-3E10-1 is to be squashed down with a stainless steel manual fruit juicer and stainless steel filter to give us raw fluid
  2. The raw fluid is to be heated on a roaring blue flame in a Conical Flask until the fluid turns green.
  3. The new green Processed Fluid is to be placed in filter paper on a funnel above a conical flask and there should be a clear liquid that will be colourless. This colourless liquid is what is to be used as the spray fluid.

Addendum 3E10-1: SCP-3E10 has displayed a new behaviour at which it drops instances of SCP-3E10-2 on-top of the 3 Class-D's sent into the containment area for a routine SCP-3E10-1 spray and collection. This left 1 dead and the other 2 in critical condition. A side effect with this is that instances of SCP-3E10-1 don't drop to the ground at all and now require a ladder, this task is increasingly difficult with the uneven ground that in some cases is soft. Prior to the Class-D's entering the containment area there was no new activity. New suits have now since been engineered.

A note from Senior Researcher Dr. █████:
Due to the nature of SCP-3E10 we can't tell what the next move is going to be. It might even stop producing instances of SCP-3E10-1 all together. We are reclassifying this SCP as euclid.