Tree Problems

Tree Trunk Is Oozing Clear Sap in Many Places

KarlaB added on May 4, 2015 | Answered

The sap spots appeared first on the trunk and now are working their way up through two of the main branches. The tree is about 6 years old and has produced very well so far.

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Answered on May 7, 2015

You wrote me back via e-mail and said it was an apricot tree.

What you are seeing is gummosis – it is a gum/sap that oozes in response to injury, whether by insects (borers, aphids, scale, etc.), mechanical injury (such as by pruning), winter damage, or virus/disease.

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

(Aphids, Mealy Worms, Scale):

(Peach Tree Borer - affects apricots too):

(Cytospora Canker)

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Answered on May 4, 2015

What kind of tree is this? I can better assist you if I know what kind of tree this is.

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