Hello , planted 2 pear trees on allotment this year and just noticed the leaves on one of them have a growth , see picture , wondered what is was and if a problem , have cut all effected leaves off and put on fir bin
Any advice gratefully recieved
IT'S PEAR RUST. A FUNGUS THAT NEEDS A JUNIPER OR CEDAR TREE NEARBY TO COMPLETE ITS LIFE CYCLE.
NOT MUCH YOU CAN DO EXCEPT SWEEP UP AND BURN THE AFFECTED LEAVES.
Many thanks gorgeous the information , not one across it before
IT'S A LONG TIME SINCE ANYONE HAS CALLED ME THAT.
Must be intuition