It has a few cankers on it, and has gummosis, which is sap, the sap is amber colored and is all over the branches and trunk of the tree.
My question, is my tree savable? I have an insecticide and a fungicide, if I spray that on the tree will that save it? Or should I just give up and do what everybody who my husband and I have asked about this, and just cut it down, and get a new healthy one?
What happened to the tree, was the house we bought was foreclosed on, the tree got sun scalded, due to not being watered and a dry winter, so that stressed it out, and it weakened. Then we got a wind storm and a huge branch broke off, leading the tree into an even deeper depression, and therefore making it more susceptible to insects and fungus.
Now it's practically dead, I think, or maybe it's hope, that it's savable, because we pulled a chunk of sap off and cut back the bark a little and the tree is still oozing water in the trunk.
So am I just experiencing wishful thinking or will this last ditch effort of insecticide and fungicide pull my favorite tree out of it's funk?
** obviously, I've done a bit of research. Lol