Disease or Pest on Pear Tree

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Disease or Pest on Pear Tree

Postby justjoyful » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:06 pm

I'm slowly learning about my fruit trees, and what can go wrong with them. My pear seems to be doing OK, in that it has set fruit nicely, and they seem to be growing OK, but I'm a bit worried about the black spots on the leaves (see photo).

I've done some research and can't find much to help, so am hoping someone here will be able to. Does anyone know what the problem is? What should I do about it?

Thanks,
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see the black spots on the pear leaves?
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Re: Disease or Pest on Pear Tree

Postby karyn » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:41 pm

Mine do that a lot, and I never worry about it. It doesn't seem to affect the overall health of my tree much. I get quite bad pear and cherry slug as well, they skeletonise the leaf, but the tree recovers well.
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Re: Disease or Pest on Pear Tree

Postby greg.l » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:52 pm

That damage is caused by the pear and cherry slug.
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