Plant Diseases/Jelly

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Question
Their is a jelly type substance located on the trunk of my plum tree as well as some of the same on the limbs of the tree. What can I do to get rid of this problem.

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Hi Larry,  You have borers in the tree.  Being organic the only thing I would do is get a sewing needle and pierce it into the spots with the jelly substance and it will kill the bug.  Being an edible plant I would not want to put poison into the tree and eat the fruit.  It really works well doing it this way.  kathy

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kathy crowley

Expertise

Tropical plants in Florida, Bamboo, Vines, Fruit trees, Antique Roses, rare plants from around the world.

Experience

Nursery business for 19 years

Organizations
Bamboo Society, Rare Tree Society, Rare Fruit Tree Society, Passiflora Society

Publications
Florida Gardening Sarasota Magazine Bradenton Herald Tribune Sarasota Herald Tribune

Education/Credentials
Self taught, family history of nursery business

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