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What is this jelly substance coming from my Cherry Tree?

Hello Carol!

Question:

Subject: Substance on my cherry tree

Message: After the rains last week a jelly like substance appeared on a few branches of my cherry tree and also at the base of the tree on the mulch. It looked like Clear jelly or clear ice but one spot had a brown tinge. The tree seems to be stressed and has a few bare branches. There is still some substance present. Any advice?

Answer:

This gummy substance is called GUMMOSIS.

"Gummosisisthe oozing of sapfromwounds or cankers on fruittrees. It can resultfromenvironmental stress, mechanical injury, or disease and insect infestation. Cytospora canker, or Valsa canker, the fungal cause of gummosis, affects stone fruit trees such as apricot,cherry, peach and plum

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk03y0igPwg_yynKa4c4UpemDXIPpqQ%3A1590925805812&source=hp&ei=7ZnTXr3AL-GD_Qba6YIw&q=cherry+tree+has+jelly+coming+out&oq=cherry+tree+has+jelly+coming+out&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzIFCCEQoAEyBQghEKsCOgIIADoFCAAQgwE6CAghEBYQHRAeUIwKWLxpYKlraABwAHgAgAF_iAHLFZIBBDI0LjiYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwj96pG8hN7pAhXhQd8KHdq0AAYQ4dUDCAk&uact=5


You may have peach tree borer, or canker disease. Please see this link for helpful tips for common problems with cherry trees

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/cherry/cherry-tree-diseases.htm



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