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cherry blossom disease

hi my mother in laws cherry blossom tree leaves are turning brown and dropping off on closer inspection i noticed some amber coloured jelly like goop coming out of a branch quite a bit of it to be honest about the size of a tomato. the tree is about 15 years old and has always been healthy.

i would like to know if it is a disease and what is it also how could i help the poor thing.

many thanks  


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Sounds like bacterial canker - it'll need some pruning out followed by spraying with Bordeaux mixture. Full description and instructions here.

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,482

    Cherry trees are prone to Honey Fungus as well.

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