Pear Trees

Fire Blight

Anonymous added on February 23, 2014 | Answered

I have pear trees that have fire blight. I had them professionally pruned last fall. As we approach spring, I would like to spray the tree to control/reduce the fire blight. There are expensive services that will provide this, or I can attempt to do this myself. However, I am unable to locate the chemicals I would need to use and any guidance on how to apply it to the trees. I am also concerned with all the plants below and surrounding the tree. How might they be impacted when spraying the trees? Any advice will be greatly apprecatied. Thanks.

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Answered on February 23, 2014

You should be able to find copper fungicide spray at a local plant nursery or a farm supply store. The impact on nearby plants should be minimal as this is a fungicide and should only affect fungus.

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