I need help with my snow fountain weeping cheery which I planted 4 months ago in May 2013. Last week I noticed the amber colored sap oozing out from base of the trunk close to soil line which is sticky and hard. I do not see sawdust underneath the sap. As for overall tree condition, leaves are generally small and curved, some leaves have holes and some were as if bitten by the bugs. Some of the leaves edges turned yellow. It's been 4 months since I bought and planted the tree and only about 4 to 5 new branches came out which have bigger healthier leaves without any holes. What are the possible problem, fungal, bacterial or insect? What type of treatment should I do? If anyone who had similar experience like this can you please share how you manage to solve it or any expert in this forum can jump in and give me your opinion as well as the specific treatment, name of the product to buy...etc. I greatly appreciate your advice!