Trees can become ill just like people and animals. Bleeding cankers is one common in trees in the pacific northwest. Every now and then, our tree removal service spots bleeding cankers on a dead or decaying tree. In the following paragrpahs we’ll inform you about the disease and how you can prevent it.
Bleeding cankers is a type of tree disease that manifests as lesions which oose fluid through the bark. The disease can be caused by a number of factors, such as bacteria and fungus growth, or tree wounds from insects or improper pruning. Chestnut trees are especially prone to bleeding cankers, with the lesion typically appearing near the base of the trunk. Willow, beech, maple, and oak trees are also susceptible to bleeding cankers. Continue Reading →