What is wrong with my Bradford pear?

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 01:41 PM.

Symptoms and diagnosis

Hoppers are agile insects that can move with equal ease either forwards, backwards, or sideways like a crab. The crab-like motion distinguishes hoppers from most other insects. In addition, they can hop to escape danger or to move to another host plant.

Learn more!

For answers to your gardening questions, visit ces.ncsu.edu where you can submit questions via the ‘Ask an Expert’ link, or contact your local Cooperative Extension center: in Pender County, call 910-259-1238; in New Hanover County, call 910-798-7660; in Brunswick County call 910-253-2610.


Susan Brown is the consumer horticulture agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s New Hanover County center.

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