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Sap oozing from tree

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by BlazeDog, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. BlazeDog

    BlazeDog New Member

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    Hello,

    I have a tree in the front of my house that about a week or two ago started oozing sap from the trunk about 1-2 feet off the ground. I'm not sure what kind of tree it is or I would search for that.

    I've uploaded some pics. I can take a small branch off and put it on a white background if these pics aren't good enough.

    So. What do I look for to determine if this is from an insect or other issue. Should I remove the sap and see what is under it? Do I look for a hole from an insect or a crack? Not really sure what to start with.

    Thanks for your help!
     

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  2. BC WetCoast

    BC WetCoast Addicted to ArboristSite

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    It's a cherry, although I can't tell whether it's a grafted Japanese flowering cherry or a native. The whole tree pics don't look like the trunk in the first pic.

    This is resinosis (or gummosis) and can be caused by environmental stress, mechanical injury or by a canker. You would need to determine the cause before you can come up with a solution.
     
  3. JeffGu

    JeffGu Antagonist/Heckler

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    Look for bullet holes.... :innocent:
     
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    Jason Douglas ArboristSite Operative

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    Yeah BC hit it on the head but I'll add lepidopterous borers and girdling roots as potential causes to the mix. A complex, or combination, of factors is also quite likely. Not a good thing so have a pro look at it.
     
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