We have just moved into a new house, with a lovely garden (so I expect we will be frequenting these forums quite regularly ...). There are a few apple trees and a pear tree in the garden - and the pear tree appears to be suffering from what I believe (from internet searching) to be "pear rust". There were signs of fruit on the tree a couple of weeks ago, but now they have all dropped off and most of the leaves are covered in the orange spots.
Is there anything that we can do to save this tree ? I know we are unlikely to get a crop this year, but can we restore it to health for next year ? What about risks to the 5 or so apple trees either side of it - are they at risk ?
Thanks for any help & advice,
Jon & Christine