Fireblight Treatment in Arlington, TX.

Fort Worth residential areas are luxuriously enhanced with adornments of abundant flora from ornamental pear trees as they begin to blossom in mid-February announcing the approach of spring. Preempting the appearance of blossoms, the arbor care professional is on high alert! Anxiously awaiting the moment the buds first begin to appear is the feared bacterial disease fireblight. Not only does this dangerous bacteria target pear trees, but it targets all fruit trees that produce fruit with a hard pit center. The deadly bacteria (Erwinia amylovora) discreetly survives and multiplies during the winter months in wounds and cankers on the trunk and branches. This highly contagious bacteria spreads at an alarming rate in damp, cool spring weather and travels quickly over a vast area via flying insects and through splashing rain and wind. Insect activity increases rapidly when the infected tree begins leaking a milky substance from its wounds and damaged areas. This leakage varies in color from pale tan to golden brown and is the initial food source for invading insects. If you notice the flowers on your pear tree are turning dark brown and dying, promptly contact the best Fort Worth, arborist! Fireblight Treatment in Arlington, TX, call (817) 583-7689 for a Fireblight diagnosing!


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Diagnosing Fireblight Tree Disease

Immediate diagnosis by a certified arborist must not be delayed and is crucial to ensure the survival of your tree. Visible evidence of fireblight infection accelerates at a rapid pace. During the short blooming period in Fort Worth of less than four weeks, infected flowers quickly turn black and die. New foliage becomes visually undesirable and appears spotted, discolored, misshapen, shriveled and dies. This bacterial killer then progresses into new shoots and twig growth and turns them black beginning with their tips, resulting in dead, curled hook-like ends. In the later stages of infection, bark surrounding infected tree cankers and wounds on the trunk and branches becomes blackened and brittle and begins peeling off the tree. Tree wounds increase and encircle the branch, ultimately resulting in the death of the branch. An experienced tree company will conduct tests to provide a confirmed diagnosis of fireblight invasion and customize a treatment plan and on-going maintenance program for your outdoor living area.

Treatment Of Fireblight

Aggressive action must be taken immediately to halt the continued spread of this lethal fruit tree destroyer! The best Fort Worth arborist will oversee all necessary scheduled maintenance to ensure there are no oversights. As there is no cure for this tree ailment and no proven methods to reverse damages inflicted by fireblight disease, the most important action to take is instituting preventative measures before this disease has caused infection beyond repair! Uninfected trees must be protected and their strength and root system supported by regularly scheduled fertilization. Dead trees and stumps must be professionally removed and destroyed to eliminate breeding areas for the deadly bacteria. Pruning of any dead limbs or branches with sanitized tools during the winter months is an excellent means of reducing the likelihood of infection. Weekly spray treatments on the entirety of the tree with a bactericide to protect your prized trees during blooming and micro-injections through their root system and lower trunk are strongly advised. Do not delay in entrusting your prized trees to the professional care of a certified arborist and have confidence in knowing your outdoor environment will continue to thrive! If you have Fireblight on your property, call (817) 583-7689 for a free consultation from a certified arborist in Arlington, TX.

Updated on December 10, 2018, at 12:01 PM by Metroplex Arbor Care.