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is it a fungus?

My damson tree has developed sticky looking lumps of weeping yelowy-orange goo on the whole of one limb.What is it, please? Suzi


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Could it be canker? Check here.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,779

    Has your tree been damaged? Perhaps it is a slime mould. I think you can just wash them off.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • on my cherry tree there is a clear glue like ooze from the bark,this I thought was due to some sort of insect,is it like that?

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,297

    In both cases as suggested gum oozing from the bark can be a sign of Bacterial canker.

  • def. sounds like canker. Can you remove the limb below the canker? then burn the limb and wash your lopers

  • Thankyou everyone I think  I'll prune out the affected limb and burn it.

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