Monkey Puzzle tree problem

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  1. Julie Bee

    Julie Bee New Member

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    Good morning all,
    I’m new to this forum and have a question:
    I have an 8 or 9 year old Monkey Puzzle tree which was damaged on the trunk a couple of weeks ago and now it has a type of white, I can only describe as fungus, oozing out of it. Can anyone tell me how to treat it please? Thanks, Julie
     
  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @Julie Bee good morning Julie and welcome to the forum, first of all it would help if you can post photos of the damage and suspected fungus.
    If you don't know how to attach photos here is a link to guide you.
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    What you describe is probably bleed from being scared and this is natural, but let's see a photo or two before any reasons are given.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sounds like resin bleeding - this is a natural wound sealant, and will help protect the tree from fungal disease invading the damaged bark. Assuming it is otherwise healthy, it should be OK.
     

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