Pear Trees
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Pear tree problems

Zone Zone 4 or 5, Denver, CO | Anonymous added on August 1, 2016 | Answered

We are noticing some splitting on the trunk of our 3 year old pear tree and some flaking of bark from branches. We have only 1 pear this year. We had a really wet spring and early summer and then it dried out by July and we may have neglected watering for a while. Is our tree dying? How should we proceed with caring for it?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 2, 2016

I would watch the effected areas on the trunk for any signs of insects Also if the tree is stressed from environmental issues fungal disease is always a possibility.
Neem Oil is a good treatment and can even be applied as a preventative.
You do not want to cover the trunk at all, just allow it to heal on it's own.

Here are some links for you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pear/growing-pear-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/repairing-tree-bark-damage.htm

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