Can anything be done for “wet wood weeping” in a red oak?
I have a mature red oak (16” at chest high) that is exhibiting weeping from an old branch hole and from a crack in the bark below it. The canopy looks fine, no wilting or excessive die-back so far. Is there anything that can be done to help it heal without exposing the tree to possible oak wilt?
Leelanau County Michigan
Hello. With this kind of problem I always recommend that you consult with a certified arborist in your area. The website www.treesaregood.org will lead you through a process to find one. You are right to be concerned about oak wilt so do not do any trimming or cutting until the arborist takes a look.