Problem with Monkey Puzzle tree

Norman Houston asked 13 years ago

Our tree which is well established has turned brown and appears to be dying from bottom to top ie. turning brown with a sticky syubstance oozing through the bark. A clematis that we had planted this spring to grow up it also seems to be dying ie leaves growing then dying back.I think it might be a fungus. Is this probably correct? If so, can it be treated or should I cut it down and remove it?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The tree more than likely has a bacterial disease called slime flux. This could also affect the clematis if it is close by. There is nothing can be done for the tree as it seems the disease has taken hold.

Leave it be until next year and see what happens. Sometimes monkey puzzle comes back from the base.