Peach Trees
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limb joints oozing on peach tree

Zone near Boise Idaho zone 6 | duttonsolutions@aol.com added on May 8, 2015 | Answered

We have what looks like sap oozing out of the joints in several spots on our peach tree. What do we do and why do we have this?

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shelley
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Answered on May 8, 2015

What you are seeing is gummosis – it is a gum/sap that oozes in response to injury, whether by insects (such as the peach tree borer), mechanical injury (such as by poor pruning - did you prune your tree recently?), winter damage, or virus/disease.

Below are links that will assist you in diagnosing your tree.

(Cytospora Canker)
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/weeping-amber-in-trees.htm
(Cornell Univeristy PDF – cankers on trees): https://bit.ly/1E6AIAN

(Peach Tree Borers) https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm

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