Tree disease

Asked July 4, 2018, 6:03 PM EDT

Would like to know what kind of tree this is in what is affecting the bark. Thank you

Adams County Colorado

1 Response

The tree appears to be a Siberian elm.

The wound in the bark does not look to have be created too recently. The weeping/wetness you are seeing is an issue known as wet wood. It is not uncommon for this species of tree. We have a factsheet on the issue which can be found here: http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/yard-garden/bacterial-wetwood-2-910/

If you have any questions about the information given in the above link please let me know.