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  • From: Lee Reich <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Gum on a cherry tree
  • Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 17:23:10 -0400

Yes, peach borer. You can kill it with a stiff wire into the hole. Borers
generally attack trees that are low vigor or have been damaged, as from a
lawnmower or even a previous borer.

Lee Reich, PhD
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On May 22, 2013, at 4:52 PM, Bassgarden wrote:

> I need your recommendation for treating a cherry tree that has gum oozing
> on the lower part of the trunk. It's not my tree, but a friend's cherry
> tree. I don't have much experience with treating prunus species.
> My first guess that it is the peach borer specially that its on the lower
> 12" inches of the trunk.
> Thanks
> Bass
> Zone 6, pa
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