Young new Pear 'Beth' Tree with blackened, withering leaves and lesions
We'd really appreciate some advice regarding our new (2-3 yr old, 6ft, St Julien rootstock) 'Beth' Pear trees. These were bought online and received on the 21st of April.
One of them is suffering badly with blackened and withered leaves and also has 3 lesions on the trunk, each 3-4inches long (see photos).
We repotted them on arrival as we knew it would be some time before we could plant them in their final positions and they have been in their containers ever since. The second tree is showing signs of the same condition.
We have two large mature apple trees in the garden, neither of which show any similar signs. I have a gloomy suspicion as to what it might be, but would REALLY appreciate some expert advice! Thanks in advance. (Photos will only load on their sides for some reason- apologies!)