Peach Tree Bark Splits - Knowledgebase Question

Fountain Run, KY
Avatar for cockpit
Question by cockpit
December 12, 1997
What can I do to keep the bark from splitting on peach trees and how do I get rid of the wax that seeps from the splits in the bark?

Answer from NGA
December 12, 1997
Peach trees are in the same category as cherries, plums and apricots - members of the Prunus family - and they all ooze sap. That's just their nature. Sometimes a disease called gummosis will attack the trees and cause excessive flows of sap. Controlling the disease is difficult, but not impossible.

Try to prevent trunk injuries; protect the trunk by whitewashing with dilute latex-based white paint, control fungal diseases and insects, and don't overfertilize (especially with nitrogen).

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by RootedInDirt and is called "Red Blown Glass"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.