Acer Palmatum bark oozing

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  1. Christine Dudra

    Christine Dudra New Member

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    The tree looks healthy except for three areas where the bark is oozing. I have attached a photo. Any ideas of the problem?
     

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  2. JT1

    JT1 Rising Contributor

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    Could be something as innocent as a bird dropping. Or it could be bacterial wetwood.

    Spray it off with a hose and see if it comes back out of the crack again.

    Bacterial Wetwood
     
  3. Christine Dudra

    Christine Dudra New Member

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    Thanks JT for the information. The description for bacterial westwood certainly sounds like my problem. There is oozing underneath a branch so no bird dropping there. Also, when I press on the top entry point of the crack, it oozes. I'll clean the areas and see what happens. Here are two more photos.
     

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