Pear Scab V Frost kill.
I have lost a Flemish Beauty pear tree this winter, amongst other things.
It had Pear scab last year, quite bad, so I used Dormant spray and Lime Sulphur in the fall, planning a second spray this spring. Come the spring the tree is defunct, no buds or growth.
After the terrible winter I'm wondering if it was the scab or cold that killed it?
I plan to remove it and replace it with a 'Claps Favorite'. Is the soil in the hole suspect? Does scab infection come through the soil?