Sun City, Ca
|some branches have a jel like substance. Is it a threat and/or what should be done to eliminate it?
|Answer from NGA
July 2, 2010
|Peach trees can ooze excessive amounts of sap. It comes out wherever there is a physical injury but it can also just squeeze itself out of natural openings. As a rule it doesn't indicate a disease, especially if the tree looks otherwise healthy and performs well for you. You can't really stop the production of sap. It will dry up and turn a clear amber color and at that time you can scrape or knock it off. It may return, though. I just leave it alone and it adds to the character of the tree.
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