Fruit trees are hurting

I have three young fruit trees and a cherry bush. This is the first year of full fruit for plum, partial flowering cherry tree and second year full fruit cherry bush and third year full fruit for pear. Also have…

Backyard Trees Infestation

I have Apple,Pear,Cherry and grape vines.They all get infected early in the spring with black spot,scab…? The leaves on the pears get spots they later turn brown and entire branches die out.the leaves on the grape vine they grow clasters…

Pear Tree Pruning

I trimmed the top of my Bartlett pear tree, 1st time in 30 years.  We cut the top shoots/branches. Where the cuts are maybe 8 to 10 inches in diameter should we apply some tar to reduce the exposure of…

Very old pear tree sucker

Hello, I had an old pear tree in our back yard taken down last year because of carpenter ants rotting the trunk. The tree must have been there a long while because it towered over our three storey house. We…

Fertilizing Fruit Trees

Last year I planted two pear trees on my back lawn and this year for the first time the trees have blossoms. Although I have fertilized my lawn, I suspect that this may not be enough for the trees. Could…

Black Spots on Chanticleer Pear

My ornamental pear tree, which I think is a Chanticleer, developed black spots on its leaves last year.   The tree is about 25 feet tall.   What can I do about this as I don’t want to lose the tree?  Also,…

Pear trellis rust

Hello, I have two pear trees which unfortunately have pear trellis rust. I have tried spraying with horticultural oil and liquid lime sulphur in the spring, but to no avail – the orange lesions have returned. I have received advice…