my tree looks like it is dying, help

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Old 07-19-17, 05:12 AM
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my tree looks like it is dying, help

my tree looks like it is dying, can anyone tell me what is happening and how to fix it , I think its a Bradford pear. I'm gonna try to upload pics Name:  20170717_165858.jpg
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Old 07-19-17, 05:47 AM
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It's probably leaf spot. It's caused by a fungus. If you can prune neighboring trees so it gets more light and airflow can help a bit. You can also rake up, bag and throw away and downed leaves to help avoid spreading the fungus but basically once you see the spots it's already infected. Best treatment is with a fungicide in the spring before the spots emerge then repeat every two weeks throughout the season. I normally use propiconazole but it has a strong chemical smell.

Or, it's a Bradford pear. I consider them a trash tree. So if you are in any way thinking of replacing it with another tree here is a good excuse.
 
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Old 07-19-17, 07:40 AM
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wow, not looking into being paul bunyun and chopping down the tree, its in a clear area, not obstructions, its happening now so the spring thing is out, was hoping to do something now, being the moderator I was hoping for a little help and not the uncaring thoughts. I would appreciate the help, thank you
 
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Old 07-19-17, 09:21 AM
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I provided the name of a fungicide that can be used and when to apply it. Other than that the tree is already infected. If you don't like specific advise then don't ask and don't get cranky.

Bradford pear are fast growing, cheap trees that are easily damaged and have a short life span. It's not a particularly valuable tree and is considered by many to be nuisance. Cutting it down is a viable option.
 
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Old 07-19-17, 03:22 PM
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thanks for the advice on the tree. it just started happening so I didn't know what to do. its very hot out here like many places in the country so I thought it may be that. the trees sits out from with rock borders around it with mulch, there are two of them, so it basically is some type of centerpiece if you will for the yard which slopes down hill to the street, so unless it dies and I cant save it, I'm not gonna cut it down. thanks again.
 
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Old 07-19-17, 04:36 PM
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The tree should survive. Even next year you'll have a tough choice to make. Propiconazole is inexpensive but applying it every couple weeks and hitting the upper parts of the tree will be a lot of work. Mother Nature is pretty resilient. We get colds and the flu. Trees get fungus' and insects. I'd just let nature do it's thing and see what happens next year. If you get into a severe drought I would water the tree but other than that I'd just wait and see.
 
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