Flowering Cleveland pear

Asked April 29, 2019, 6:54 AM EDT

My two mature pear trees leaves are curling and falling off. Do you diagnose possible issues?

Washington County Maryland disease issues invasive cleveland pear tree

4 Responses

Please send us photos so we can see what you are dealing with. Send photos of the whole tree, around the base of the tree, and the affected foliage and we will do our best to help with diagnose with issues.

Marian

Seems to be affecting both trees. Started noticing it las year but got worse this year

Seems to be affecting both trees. Started noticing it las year but got worse this year

Looking closely at the leaves in your first photo, we can see a white filmy material on the leaves which our plant pathologist says is Powdery Mildew.
Here is our page about it:
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/powdery-mildew-trees-and-shrubs

It is not terribly serious and can show up when weather conditions are just right.
Diseases in the landscape had a banner year with our wet weather last season.



Christine