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Ornamental Pear Trees Turning Brown (IL)

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From: Susan S.
Chrisman, IL
I have my driveway lined with pear trees about 20 of them. Last year 2 of them got brown spots on thier leaves and then the leaves turn brown in June/July then the trees died. This year most of the rest of them are doing the same thing. I dont want to loose all of them. They are about 14 yrs old.

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Could be fire blight...please refer to this excellent publication from Purdue University for treatment options:

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