Speaking of peaches, I was planting a vegetable bed today, and noticed some resin oozing from the base of my Intrepid peach. I went to dig up the soil around the base and noticed some dead tissue. Clearing away said dead tissue revealed 2 borer larvae! Needless to say, they were summarily crushed and permethrin was dumped around the trunk and root flare to hopefully kill any others.
I’m glad this forum exists. I wouldn’t have known that the oozing resin was a dangerous sign without having read about peach tree borers on here. The 2 borers did damage to perhaps 1/4 of the base. Hopefully, the tree recovers. It’s covered with flower buds. I’d hate to lose it before I even get to taste the fruit, having only planted it 2 years ago.