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Q.River Birch – Need ID And Solution Of Damage

Zone Alpharetta, 30004 | kimbertac2 added on March 22, 2021 | Answered

3-trunk River Birch tree about 16′ tall, just purchased and planted last fall, didn’t notice anything unusual when I purchased or planted it; or even over the winter. New sap/clear ooze seeping from one trunk. Scars are on two of the three trunks. Scars go all the way around each trunk. Thank you in advance.

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Answered on March 23, 2021

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I will not be able to identify the issue in question. Commonly, insects or borers will cause this, but it can be bacterial as well.

Here is an article that will help you with the general care of the tree, in the meantime:


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