Thanks for the input!
Decay fungi invade sweet gum trees and rot the wood inside. This damages the tree’s internal structure, which can lead to limbs breaking off the tree and falling. Decay isn't usually visible on the.
Apr 23, Answer: Hi Margie, Sorry to hear about your Sweet Gum tree. The outer layer of bark on a tree functions to protect the living layers that lie just beneath it. This means that any damage sustained to the trunk that results in a substantial loss of bark will certainly have an effect on the performance of. Jun 14, With that amount of peeling, if it were a disease, then you would probably see branch dieback in the top of the tree.
The leaves look like sweetgum, but the bark is suspicious! The tiny dots on the leaves appear to be some previous feeding damage by an insect.
Sep 12, He confirmed my suspicion that this is Botryosphaeria canker. Such a large wound as this will most likely require that you have the tree professionally bushlopping.bar: Ken Spencer. The reason for the sweetgum’s name is that early American pioneers used to peel the bark off of the tree and scrape the gum off of the bark, which was used as chewing gum tree cutting services party ideas also another resin derivative from the tree is used in fragrances, pharmeceuticals, soaps bark falling off sweet gum tree natural medicines.
Sep 21, Several cankers form on the bark of sweet gum trees resulting in lesions that may become sunken with roughened bark that peels from the tree. Botryosphaeria canker may cause branch dieback, cosmetic damage and even the death of the tree.
Keep your tree vigorous, as healthy trees are resistant to canker disease.