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Deacon Pear - Is this windburn or other damage?

sprengerjansprengerjan Isle of WightPosts: 22
This is a young Deacon Pear. I noticed these brown and dried leaves. Could it be wind burn (we live on the eastern tip of the Isle of Wight) or is it something that needs treatment?


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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,610
    Bumping this up in the hope that someone can advise  :)
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,638
    You need to keep an eye on it now. If it is wind damage, any new leaves should not be affected. If you are still seeing brown leaves on new younger leaves, it could be Fire-blight.

    Check all the branches and trunk for any signs of oozing or damage. Any brittle branches should be pruned back. There is no treatment for it other than removing damaged areas back to good wood.

    Blister Mite might be another problem, and usually more common with trees that are stressed. If it is a young tree, it may be water-stress. Makes sure the tree has no competition with grass growing around its base and lay bark mulch over the soil to help  keep the roots cool and retain more moisture.
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