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Red Speckles on the leaves of my pear tree?
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Honeybee    Posted 05-14-2003 at 22:26:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi folks,

I'm real new to fruit trees and haven't a clue as to what this is. Most of the leaves on one of my big pear trees are covered with reddish dots. They're raised and there's lots of 'em.

The tree is LOADED with blossoms and otherwise looks very healthy.

Any ideas?

Thanks for looking and God bless


Tom A    Posted 05-15-2003 at 03:54:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Closest thing I can find in my Ortho problem-solver book is "insect galls." The picture shows raised red spots or bumps on a willow leaf but says it can be on almost any kind of tree or bush. If that is what it is, here's what it says:

"Many gall-forming insects require no control. However, if you feel the galls are unsightly or if the galls are causing die-back, control measures may be necessary."

Now, it doesn't say what the measures are for fruit trees, but I'd check out the label on a "fruit tree spray" and use that if you want to control them.

Tom A


Randy    Posted 05-15-2003 at 03:09:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do you have cedar trees around the area? Cedar apple rust?


Salmoneye    Posted 05-15-2003 at 02:21:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dunno...

You may want to look for info on Pear Thrips...

Best I can come up with off the top of my head...


Scott Hansen    Posted 05-15-2003 at 07:45:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You have Pear Thrips on your head???


Not any more...    Posted 05-15-2003 at 09:38:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are on Honeybees' trees now...

;-)


Thanks everyone    Posted 05-15-2003 at 21:53:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are raised little bumps. They don't seem to be hurtin the tree either so maybe it's no biggy. That'd bee nice for a change! :-D

Thanks for the info folks


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