Q. What is the sap oozing from my weeping cherry tree?

I have a weeping cherry tree on my property that was planted approximately 22 years ago. There is a molassas type sap oozing from the trunk. Is this a serious problem and what can I do to save the tree and eradicate the problem?

Answer

This is a common tendency for cherry trees and is called gummosis. If the tree looks healthy, gummosis is not a threatening condition. Injured bark will ooze sap and if the tree is in wet soil for long periods of time, it will ooze. 

 

  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2019
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  • Answered By Janet Evans

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