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Asked by
jimdandy on
February 18, 2011

Q. Blight on Cleveland Pear Trees

They developed fire blight last summer. We would like to try to save them. . . . What is the best way to attack?

Answered by
Heather on
February 19, 2011
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It is very difficult to control and the plant will look very sorry, even when controls are being used but...

You can try treating the tree with a copper fungicide, starting as soon as temperatures reach about 55F on average in your area. Apply 1-2 times a week for the whole time it is blooming.

Any areas already infected will need to be pruned out. Prune at least 2-3 inches below the infected area. Clean the pruning tool with a 10% bleach solution in between EACH AND EVERY cut.

Even with this, you may not be successful but it is your best option. Good luck!

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 23, 2013

Q. Cleveland Pear Tree

I have a beautiful Cleveland pear tree in my backyard. It is about 4 years old. The leaves have started turning a bronze tan color, starting from the outside of the leaf to the center, then the whole leaf is no longer green and starts falling. There is a younger Cleveland pear planted about 6 feet from it and it is ok. Any ideas? Could it be spider mites?

Answered by
Anonymous on
September 29, 2013
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The tree is going dormant for the season. The smaller tree will follow suit very soon.

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Anonymous on
April 11, 2014

Q. Drooping Leaves

I purchased and planted a Cleveland pear tree. Today, the leaves on the tree are very droopy. I have been watering it every day. What do you think? It has been very warm and windy. Thanks.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 11, 2014
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