Cherry Trees
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cherry tree oozing gel at base of tree

Anonymous added on September 3, 2015 | Answered

Cherry tree, 4 years old, circumfrance of tree about 7 inches, no apparent damage from mower or weed eaters. Zone 6, golden color oozing from base of tree, ground level to up trunk about 6 inches. Love tree, want to keep it. Is it damaged and how would we cure?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 5, 2015

It might be bacterial wetwood, peach borers or canker, depending on how the sap looks. These articles will describe the nature of the running sap for each problem and will suggest solutions:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/wetwood-bleeding-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm
https://extension.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/02937.html

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