Fire blight is a special problem for me whenever trying to grow apple trees or pear trees, most of which are susceptible to fire blight infection and damage. The trees usually will not last over a few years. I grow a wide variety of Japanese maples however, and have never noticed any damage to them.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.