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Is it serious? How do you recommend I treat it?


Thats all I could come up with when I saw the black gunge emanating from around the fork area but other more knowledgeable guys will be along any time .

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Tree is going to die bacterial canker. I've never heard of one recovering. If it have been caught on a branch and pruned out earlier maybe a chance of surviving. Sorry.

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Oof. This sucks.


Sorry bud . Seems I was not far off . Feel for you . Have to replant me thinks

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Hard to condemn a tree based on 3 pics. :rolleyes:


All trees are going to die, and any canker that bleeds is 'bleeding canker'. Pic 3 shows ooze from what look like discrete hole of a possibly entomological origin, while the first 2 look soil-reelated. In any case the best thing to do is trace the dead tissue away at the lesions and send closeup pics.

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