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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Jun 12, 2016 9:52 PM CST
I just noticed this today. Please help me identify what's going on.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jun 12, 2016 10:27 PM CST
Maybe Bacterial Canker. Its very common on cherries in the Pacific Northwest.
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Jun 13, 2016 9:14 AM CST
Thanks Daisy,
My tree does look pretty wet around the gelatinous looking lumps. The tree has never been pruned, but we get strong temperature fluctuations throughout the year. This is the first year it is making a real crop too. I will look to getting a organic fungicide for it today. Then hopefully next year it and the plum tree will just needed painted with white latex to help protect them.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 13, 2016 9:35 AM CST
I would also check for borers. This article may help.

http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/2011/7-13/gummosis.h...

This article on bacterial canker may also be of interest:
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/wasco/sites/default/files/b...

Note that this latter is caused by a bacterium not a fungus, so a general fungicide wouldn't be helpful. Sometimes copper is recommended but the above article advises against it.
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Jun 13, 2016 10:17 PM CST
Thank you Sue,
Those links were very informative. I'll keep these in mind in trying to help it. I hope it can still be saved. The injuries are like hard smooth plastic to the touch.
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