Pear Rust - Bartlett
Hello, Today I found a leaf on my new (this spring) Bartlett tree with a rust spot. How can I treat this? How can I keep it from spreading? I have another new pear (Orcas) on the other side of the yard (50 feet away). I have not yet seen it on the other tree.
In terms of conifers, I do not have an incense cedar, which I read is an alternating rust host. I do have small dwarf Japanese cedars: cryptomeria Japonica 'globusa Nana' and gold cone junipers.
Alternately, if it is not treatable and will kill future pear harvests, are there other fruit trees that are not susceptible?
I'm on a residential lot in Milwaukie (not in a rural area). There are large cedars in the neighborhood.
Thank you, Alexandra
Thank you. I do have two junipers. They are only a few feet tall at this point, and replaceable. If I am very interested in the pear crop, and don't want to hire someone to spray chemicals, is removal the safest choice?
What a great service! Thank you for your help.