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Brown Ooze on Ornamental Cherry

Posted: 29/12/2011 at 10:03
Hi Kate, and many thanks for your reassuring reply. The tree has always looked healthy and seems to be budding up nicely for spring. I cannot see any other outward signs of injury or abnormality on the tree. The base of it is surrounded by cyclamen, growing in a mulch of alpine grit and they've been flowering their merry socks off since September, Should I scrape away some of this and replace with garden compost as the mulch? Thanks again, Jay

Brown Ooze on Ornamental Cherry

Posted: 28/12/2011 at 16:21

Howdy all. I was out in the garden today, lovely but windy for December. As I was helping my daughter with her bike I noticed some rather odd brown gooey blobs around the base of our Prunus 'Ukon' ornamental cherry tree. My daughter initially thought it was cat vomit (yum!) but when I looked closer the brown ooze seemed to be coming from all around the very base of the tree trunk. The tree, we've had for about 6 years, has always been healthy and has only ever been pruned in July. I scraped soil from around the base of the tree and there was more ooze, lumpy and browny-honey coloured. I'm thinking it may be canker, which would be a bummer as we love the tree. Any ideas? If it is canker, should I dig it out and what could I replace it with?

Best regards,

Jay

South Birmingham

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