Cedar Jelly

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  1. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    My daughter has noticed a organge jelly like substance coming out of her cedar trees on her property. She does not know what kind of cedar trees they are but they are about 20 feet tall and six to eight inches around. I had told her I thought it was insect damage but I am not sure for certain. You help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Ralph
     
  2. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    It may be a fungal growth of some sort. In our area there is a fungus that overwinters on Junipers and its summer host is Pears. Called Pear trellis rust, and in fact it is an orange jelly like glob that is the form on the junipers.http://www.al.gov.bc.ca/cropprot/peartrellisbc.pdf
     
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    Yes, almost surely a form of cedar/apple rust that affects plants in the Juniper (Juniperus) and Rose (Rosa) families.

    Use http://www.google.com to search for cedar apple rust. You will find loads of info.
    Good luck,
    Mike
     

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