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Sticky stuff on cherry tree

Last post 25-02-2007 11:59 AM by sue1002. 4 replies.

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  • 24/02/2007 06:15 PM
    • sue1002
    • Ipswich, Suffolk
    • 06 Sep 2005
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    My Stella cherry tree has developed a mass of sticky stuff coming from the bottom of a branch off the main stem, it looks like the bark has split there too. I thought it might be bacterial canker from the description but when I have looked at pictures of it, it does not appear to be the same. Has anyone any ideas what it is and how do I treat it? Yesterday after weeding around the bottom of the tree I noticed that a lot of the sap had dripped onto the ground and formed a jelly-like substance. [IMG]http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d134/Sue1002/cherry2.jpg[/IMG]

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  • 24/02/2007 07:40 PM
    • Phot's-Moll
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    That doesn't look good Sue. The stuff that's oozing out must be sap - but I'm not sure why. Was the tree damaged in some way?

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  • 24/02/2007 07:56 PM
    • sue1002
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    The tree hasn't been damaged to my knowledge, the affected part is the bottom branch of the tree, about 3 foot from the ground. It has been really wet here this winter and I was wondering if that might have something to do with it, maybe it has sucked up too much water and grown too quickly and split the bark, I don't know. There are tiny leaf buds beginning to appear on the tree and the affected branch is no different to the rest of the tree.

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  • 24/02/2007 08:44 PM
    • stevew
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    Possibly gummosis? [url=http://www.gardening.co.uk/news/article/mps/UAN/140/V/1/SP/372530242749224618640]http://www.gardening.co.uk/news/article/mps/UAN/140/V/1/SP/372530242749224618640[/url] [url=http://www.gardenbanter.co.uk/showthread.php?t=149936&goto=nextoldest]http://www.gardenbanter.co.uk/showthread.php?t=149936&goto=nextoldest[/url]

  • 25/02/2007 11:59 AM
    • sue1002
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    I'm hoping you are right Steve, I've cleaned the stuff off and underneath the wood is alive and doesn't appear to be dying. Have also put an application of 'seal and heal' over the wound and hope it does the trick. I have also emailed the RHS advisory service and sent before and after pics to see if I have done the right thing, will let you know what the response is.

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