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chanticleer pear tree #354141

Asked August 17, 2016, 9:26 PM EDT

we have eleven very mature and large chanticleer pear trees lining our driveway and one of them  is starting to turn color and grow suckers in the mulch, seems to be under stress....  what should i do???

Licking County Ohio

Expert Response

You are correct, this epicormic growth (suckers) can signal stress. Has the area around the tree in question been under stress by digging around roots, compaction of surrounding soil lately by equipment or vehicles, run into my a lawn mower, suffer storm damage?  -  Lori
Lori Swihart - MGV Replied August 19, 2016, 3:05 PM EDT
No, not that I can tell.....just normal weed eating around the mulch pit...the other ten seem to be doing fine? could I inject it with iron, or some type of fertilizer???
The Question Asker Replied August 20, 2016, 8:20 PM EDT
Is it possible to send pictures of the tree, close up and the whole tree?
It will help with a visual of what is going on.
Lori Swihart - MGV Replied August 22, 2016, 11:14 AM EDT

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