I had a very fine pear tree (Flemish Beauty) that became affected, first by blight in one limb, which I removed, and then another and another was affected in the same way, until I had removed a considerable portion of the top of the tree. Early next spring 1 resolved to try the application of scrap iron to the roots. I procured my iron, removed the soil from the roots carefully, deposited the iron between them, and replaced the earth. There was no further progress in the blight, the tree continued to grow that season, and the next leaves and blossoms came out vigorously, no black spots appeared on the loaves and the tree bore finely, and no appearance of disease was seen in the tree afterward. In subsequent conversations with friends I found that some of them had become informed on the same subject, and had tried the remedy with perfect success. Some told me they had procured turning and drilling chips from the machine shops and had used them, as they thought, with much advantage to their trees. - Cor. Rural Messenger.

Iron For Pear Trees #1

A correspondent of The Country Gentleman says that if copperas and saltpetre water are used around Pear trees, the trees will show the effects in a large yield of fruit. He tried this on a Bartlett Pear tree that had yielded no fruit for two years previous; that very year it yielded 155 large fine pears, and the following year 250 equally fine ones, and is still doing finely. " If Pear trees want iron, which most of our soils is deficient in, sulphate of iron or copperas is a good way to supply the deficiency".