Newb needs help with orchard! Fireblight!
I recently acquired a small orchard of 2 Apple trees, a Pear and a Peach, in Ky. These were planted by my mom about 15 years ago and all are rather large trees. I bought the land that the trees are on and I'm wanting to care for them, but I'm afraid it may be to late. The pear and apples seem to have fireblight, although they are still producing well. What are my options? I am also wanting to plant several more fruit trees on the property, but if I understand correctly, this blight is contagious. my tress have dead brown leaves on most of the branches, so I suppose it is quite severe? Any and all advice would be appreciated.