Pagoda Dogwood

(Question)

We live in downtown Toronto and have a Pagoda Dogwood in our back yard. It stands 10- 12 feet tall in clayish soil, with a trunk around 4 inches.
This spring it started to sweat from the top and the trunk is dripping wet.
Whats wrong?

(Answer)

 

Hello, I found this interesting article about oozing trees.  It seems that as pagoda dogwoods have a thin bark, in the spring when there is sap flowing is oozes from weak or injured areas in the trunk and is not a huge problem.

Pagoda dogwoods are beautiful small trees and thankfully have very few problems.  Mulching in the spring and fall, applying compost or manure and a gentle pruning to remove deadwood are good practices to help sustain them.

http://hyg.ipm.illinois.edu/pastpest/200302a.html

Hope you are enjoying these sunny, spring days.