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28/11/2013 at 19:46

This year was a disaster for the fruit in my garden: quince, apples, pears, none survived a serious attack of fire blight. The origin if probably an old hawthorn hedge. in the past, we had from time to time some minor problems with fire blight, but what happened this year, I have never seen before. All summer I have been busy regularly cutting away infected branches. Though RHS suggests not to remove hawthorn, I decided to remove them and to replace it with another less vulnerable hedge. The question: will fruit trees recover from fire blight, or will that remain a serious problem and would it be better tor replace them with (more) resistant species? Feedback and suggestions are more than welcome

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