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Fireblight Treatment in Fort Worth, TX.

Fireblight is a highly contagious tree disease frequently seen in Fort Worth and the surrounding cities. Caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, this disease attacks pome fruit (fruits with a hard pit center) trees such as the beautiful ornamental pears that grace north Texas. Since this destructive disease manifests and spreads quickly, it is of extreme importance to entrust the care of your ornamental pear trees to an arbor care professional. The dangerous bacteria persist through the winter and first makes its presence visible during mid-February when the trees begin to blossom and daytime temperatures rise above sixty degrees. Flowering is short-lived, lasting only three to four weeks and during this time the trees are more susceptible to infection. Fire blight spreads rapidly during spring due to moisture, splashing rain and insects such as honey bees traveling from flower to flower. This serious disease is irreversible and often fatal. In its advanced stages, fireblight not only kills branches and entire trees in Fort Worth but can also destroy shrubs. A certified arborist recognizes this disease immediately due to sudden and severe symptoms. Fireblight Treatment in Fort Worth, TX, call (817) 880-6130 for an Fireblight diagnosing!


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Diagnosing Fireblight

Beautiful, lush floral canopies covering the trees throughout Fort Worth neighborhoods quickly darken as the dangerous bacteria invades the flora. This immediately alerts the keen eye of an experienced plant pathologist! Wounds split, and cankers on the branches and trunk are inviting targets for the deadly invader and will leak a milky substance ranging in color from light tan to dark amber. New leaves turn black and brown, wilt and become irregular. Young twigs and shoots begin dying starting from the tips and curl into a "shepherd's hook". The damage to the bark near infected wounds becomes more pronounced as the disease progresses and will darken, turn black, become brittle and peel. An experienced tree company must be contacted at the first suspicion of disease! The certified arborist will examine the tree and conduct tests to affirm your suspicions. Although there is no known cure for this severe bacterial infection, aggressive measures must be taken to prevent this disease from destroying your outdoor environment!

Treatment Of Fireblight

The best time to develop and institute a plan of action to stop fireblight disease is now! By far, the optimum way to manage the disease is to prevent it from ever occurring by scheduling a consultation with the best Fort Worth arborist. New trees are best planted in full sun so the foliage is dry and resists infection. Great attention should be paid to providing nutrition by fertilization and ensuring the tree has high resilience to disease and maintains a strong root system. Sanitized pruning of dead limbs and branches during winter months is an excellent preventative measure. Weekly spraying of bactericides during blooming season guards the tree, and microinjection in the lower trunk may be recommended. Do not delay in enacting the proper course of action developed by a certified arborist and customized for your outdoor environment and specific needs!If you have Fireblight on your property, call (817) 880-6130 for a free consultation from a certified arborist in Fort Worth, TX.

Updated on May 3, 2019, at 11:00 AM by Arborist USA of Fort Worth.

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