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Will my Pear Tree recover?

My pear tree was doing quite well I thought, not knowing anything about pear trees. 
But the wind over the last couple of days has blackened a lot of the leaves. 
Will it recover? Has anyone any advice? (I can’t really protect it from the wind when it’s coming from the SW)


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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,668
    Yes, it will recover.

    It will grow new leaves to replace the damaged ones.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,368
    Agree with @pansyface
    Sorry to hijack the thread a bit but I noticed this morning that the dreaded Pear Rust (orange spots) has started to infect the leaves on all 3 of my pear trees, so you may still have that to come..  Pears are very frustrating trees at times. :|

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,668
    Oh I get pear rust on my trees every year (she says breezily) as my neighbours have a large cedar tree in their garden. I’ve given up on picking the affected leaves off as the poor things would be balder than Dominic Cummings if I did.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,368
    Indeed - as far as I can tell just about every leaf is infected as per usual.  I live within a few hundred metres of an arboretum so there's bound to be at least one of the host species trees there.  Maybe we just need to rename them to "orange spot trees" which sometimes also produce pears? :D
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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