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Old 04-29-2010, 09:20 PM
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Sadly, it appears that our two very large (35+ft. high) have a severe case of fire blight. We know it's too late to do anything this season, aside from trimming of all of the dammaged limbs. That is a near impossibility given the size of the trees and the amount of dammage. Are we doomed to destroyng the trees? Will they ever bear fruit again? Can we just keep them as ornamentals? Can we 'top' them and start over, as you can with maples? They both have such a nice shape. We don't know much of the histoy of these trees as we just bought this property last July, except that they were planted about 40 years ago and had a woderful crop of delicious pears last fall. We were looking forward to our first venture into canning this year.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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