How did it come

Asked December 15, 2017, 4:45 PM EST

How does fire blight come to your tree? I have 3 trees that have and 1 has died already

Outside United States trees and shrubs

1 Response

Hi -

This bacterial disease overwinters on plant material and even on the trunk itself. Infection occurs during flowering. Infection moves around due to human interactions with the trees, pollinating insects and rain splash.

Complete details on this disease are explained in this factsheet:
https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-22-0