Substance on Juniper

I’m not sure if this is just sap or something more diabolical.

I decided to do some cleanup on a few of my nursery stock junipers since they are staying in their pots until next year. I came across this substance which looks like a growth on the plant. It is hard but not solid, i would say that it is sap, but it seemed strange to have a random spot of sap.

You might want to have a look at this thread.

Quick video of Ryan going over rust. I’m not certain that it is rust. But… forewarned is forearmed.

Well instead of removing the whole limb i did some careful cutting and it looks like it may have just been a bad wound from the nursery and it was trying to heal.

I guess next step is to clean up the cut and add some cut paste?


@BonsaiNewbKyle sorry I missed the question mark. Yep that’ll probably be fine. Guessing you have done something by now though! Sorry for the delayed reply!

Every time I see this thread title, I misread it as “Jupiter” :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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@Winnipeg-Walt Hopefully we are a little closer to earth!! :laughing:

Maybe just pitch a pocket

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Bad typing might have been just a pitch pocket of sap

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Yes, I cleaned up the cut and applied some cut paste. I will continue to monitor it for other signs/symptoms.

Thank you all for your input.

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