Our "Lots of lemons"lemon tree has sap oozing out in a couple of places & in one place the bark has died.

Bark has died partially part way round the branch.Can you please advise.After heavy solid branch pruning do we need to paint that exposed section?With thanks Ted.

yates

02 August 2021 12:21 PM

Hi Ted, 

Thank you for contacting Yates.

The sap oozing from branches could be due to insect attack such as borers or gall wasps. Pruning is the best way to remove the affected branches, however, it is not recommended to cover the wound with any dressing, just keep the wound dry and heal naturally. 
Also, try add some 'Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate' as a gentle fertiliser and soil improver. It's certified for use in organic gardens, and contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. Click here for more info on this product: https://www.yates.com.au/product/garden-fertilisers/certified-organics/yates-dynamic-lifter-liquid

 

Hope this helps and happy gardening :)

Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Pests