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Trees, Shrubs and Conifers: Help for a cunninghamia

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Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 5, 2013
12:12 PM

Post #9376253

I have a cunninghamia lanceolata planted next to my deck.
By all appearances it has been thriving and is now ~20ft tall.
I noticed today it has several points where sap is running down the trunk.
It's too high for me to get a close look at the source on the trunk.
Is this just from some sort of sapsucking bird or is it a more ominous sign?
There's no other sign of ill health, at least nothing I've noticed.
Thanks for any info.

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Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 5, 2013
10:27 PM

Post #9376830

Looks like damage from a woodpecker-like bird (sapsuckers are in that clan), but hard to say for sure from just those two images.

Would you show an image of the whole tree? Surely you have a nice tall ladder to get out there in this wintry weather, to climb up and do closeup forensics.

C'mon, Weerobin - go for it.
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 6, 2013
9:47 AM

Post #9377157

OK, I ventured out in the dead of winter for a few more shots.
Actually, it's a beautiful winter day here today. Nice day to be out and about.
But, sorry, the fireman's ladder stays in the garage.
I don't want to get anywhere near to those lethal cunninghamia needles!
A couple shots of the whole tree from opposite sides. And one of a typical branch w/ cones.

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Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

January 6, 2013
12:54 PM

Post #9377336

The tree looks fine to me. My folks used to use aluminum plates on string to keep birds away from the garden.

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