Peach Trees Bleeding Sap
I have a number of peach, nectarine and apricot trees that I have planted from pot to outside this year. They vary from 1 - 3 years old.
I noticed last month on of them died completely, all of the leaves turned brown. I didnÃ¢ÂÂt notice till today that the tree was also oozing sap all over the place.
IÃ¢ÂÂve now looked at the other trees and 8 have the same symptoms, oozing sap and the leaves starting to die.
The oozing looks like small worms of clear sap, when I remove the sap there is a small pin prick where the sap came from.
I have looked at the base of the trees and cannot see any sign of borers. So any ideas what this could be.
One possible issue and I am not sure is that I irrigate from a bore hole and for a couple of months the water went very saline, approx. 12 grams per litre which is HIGH. This has since cleared and the saline reading is back to normal.
PS: I am in Cyprus and normally these trees grow like mad ;-)