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Old 06-29-2009, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Cornelius NC
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My Bradfords have been dropping leaves all spring and summer. My lawn service guy told me that they have this one disease and he said there no treatments for it. He said he hates to tell me this but they will probably be dead in 5 yrs or so. I noticed many other Bradfords in my neighborhood are also like this. Anyone else noticing this and can anything be done to cure them?
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yep, got the same problem. I wasn't aware that there was a disease, thanks for the information.
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:24 AM
 
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Here's an article tht may help.

http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...sease]bradford pear tree disease

when the web page shows up just click on the first website offered, they also have an attached article regarding fire blight.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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best thing we ever did was cut ours down and get rid of them. most of the bradford pears that were planted in our neighborhood have died and fallen over.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Any good recommendations for a decent replacement? Something more immune to blight, with about the same growth size? I'm thinkin' maybe some species of maple or birch? Maybe Crapemyrtles? Or maybe some other similar flowering tree?
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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Are the leaves turning browm? I believe it's brown rot. I have the same problem with my Bradford Pears and I can't seem to find a solution.
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