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Hey if anyone on here can help would be gladly appreciated. I bought a peach tree and decided to plant it in a pot, before I transferred it into a pot there was Orange jelly on the bottom of the tree by the trunk, did some research on it and found it was peach borer I soaked it with water and sprayed it with a neem oil mix until all the gunk was gone and then planted it in the pot. Few weeks go by and the tree is blooming peaches are forming on it and the leaves are growing out nicely. Last week check it out and there was the orange jelly again.by the trunk and I noticed the a little of the bark was peeled off. I then pulled it back a bit and there was a decent size borer I removed it and destroyed it. And then sprayed it down again. The following day I noticed clear sap and the orange jelly Sap from the tree in the same area I removed the borer from but it was not as much as before when the borer was in the tree. My question is after removing the borer does the tree sap (orange sap) stop right away from coming down or could it take some time,  also the bottom of the trunk bark was a little damaged from the borer so is it possible the tree sap coming down   is going.to repair the damage the borer did ? Or could there be more borers in the tree? There are no holes.in the tree that I can see and I don't want to pick away at the truck bark to see if there are any. Is the neem oil mix enough or is there.more I can do organically to help the tree. It's a 2 year old tree
 
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Welcome to permies Terry!

It sounds like you got the borer in that hole, their should just be one per hole.

Borers are usually a sign of a stressed tree. Mine were stressed once due to being in a wetter spot and had a few borers, since peach trees like well draining soil. I eliminated the borers and helped the water drain away and they recovered, and I haven't had any borers since.

Best of luck Terry, hope you get some good peaches soon!
 
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