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Re: bradford pear turning brown


Re : bradford pear turning brown -- karen
Posted by Newt , Jul 20,2005,06:00    Top of Thread   Forum

Hi Karen,

You don't say where you live so it might be difficult to say what is going one with the info supplied. I suspect that your trees may have been planted too deeply or overwatered if the more mature ones are doing well. Fireblight is another possibility as bradford pears are very suseptible to this.
http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/pp/extension/tfabp/firepm.shtml

Here's sites on proper planting, rootflare depth, watering and mulching.
http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/plantsci/trees/f1147w.htm
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nwgardens/218130_wingate31.html
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/Garden/07226.html
http://www.mdvaden.com/advice-landscape.shtml#wateringsuggestions
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG089
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/WO017
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/Garden/02926.html
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/planting/nosoil.htm
http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/mulching.asp

Newt


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