Tree Sprayed by poison...

CharNC(7)April 15, 2012

We have a pear tree and noticed today two of the branches had the leaves dying in the middle of the branch. Great growth above and below.

The tree sits next to a neighboring pasture which was just sprayed with something that killed off all the vegetation, we believe some of that chemical got carried by the wind onto our tree.

Will the damaged areas grow back next season? Should we cut back the damaged areas? Only about a foot long section of each branch took the damage, most of the tree looks as good as ever and has a lot of new growth, even on the affected branches.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Perhaps *not* poisoned. More likely to be mechanical damage, as in heat from an machine.

Leave the tree as is to see what it will do.

And become a friend of your farming neighbor so that s/he and you can discuss whatever happens in a reasonable manner.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 3:04PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Char, I would talk to your neighbor to let them know. Chemicals that kill vegetation can definitely carry with the wind. As long as your tree doesn't die you tree will be OK, don't worry about losing a few leaves and just leave the tree alone.

Scott

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 9:01PM
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