Decrative pear tree help


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Morning all,
New to gardening and the tree front of my house been told is decrative pear mine is only one in street with issues.

Doesn't look like fire blight or rust?

See same tree in back ground thriving.

Any chance I can save it or identify what issue is.
Thanks in advance for help
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Hello, welcome to the Forum.

This Decorative or Ornamental Pear (Pyrus calleryana cv.) does look in bad shape. The branching angles suggest this may be the cultivar 'Capital'. Would you or a neighbor know by any chance? Also, how long has this tree been in the ground since it was planted?

In any case, the first factor I would investigate is drainage and irrigation. A pear tree that was planted in poorly draining location would likely look like this. The specific details of the planting hole can effect this. Is the base of the tree on a mound or in a well? Another photo of the base would be helpful. Dig an exploratory hole near the tree and see what the subsurface drainage looks like. A hole at the edge of the original planting hole is a good location. If the tree is receiving supplemental irrigation, consider stopping or reducing it. If the tree can be reasonably lifted, I would consider replanting it. The best arrangement would be to plant the tree on a mound, sloping to a shallow moat just beyond the drip line. If the current location will not accommodate that, you could even move it to another spot.
 

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