Drooping pear trees

Drooping pear trees

Q: My pear trees are drooping and looking bad I am watering but they are not getting any better, is something else wrong?

A: It can be one or more things wrong at the same time. Fruit trees and non fruiting pear trees are still fruit trees and can suffer from a root diseases called Cotton Root Rot and when the tree becomes stressed by things such as heat or drought they can die and no amount of watering will save them. All I can recommend is to continue watering and water slowly for long periods of time, do not stand and hold a hose by the tree and think that you will be putting enough water on it. Get a stationary sprinkler or a soaker hose so you can slowly soak the area for 30 to 45 minutes at least. If this maintains the green leaves on the tree then it is not the root disease but stress from heat and lack of water.

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