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weeping cherry tree

I have a smallish weeping cherry tree and have noticed there is a yellow jelly type substance coming out of the branches and a lot of it has fallen on the grass below the tree.

Can anyone tell me what this is please and whatmI should do? 


  • Moonlit HareMoonlit Hare Posts: 153

    I had the same question a while back and I had the reply it was probably canker.

    Gold1locks wrote (see)

    Gum oozing from cherry / plum trees can be due to a variety of causes, including  infected wounds, infections (fungal, viral, bacterial),  insect infestations (borers), or cold-damaged bark. It is most likely to be bacterial canker. If so, you should prune from the end of June to August to remove infected stems to health growth below.

    The ivy won't have cause the oozing directly, but it is not a good idea to leave it there as it will reduce air circulation, restrict sunlight, etc.. 

    Hope this helps !

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