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Name: Placey Place
Edinburgh (Zone 9a)
Aug 10, 2016 7:56 AM CST
Good afternoon, I'm having trouble with a pear tree. The tree has grown very tall over the years yet still would bear fruit. The last two seasons have provided nothing.
Can I cut the large branches back to a lower lever to encourage the tree or would the tree be better off ripping out and starting again?
The girth of the tree is 400mm circumference.
There used to be other pear trees close by however I have not had a good look round the block.
Cheers Tony
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Aug 10, 2016 10:01 AM CST
Welcome! to GNA

Yes, you can prune your pear tree but I suspect the real problem is that it needs a pollinator.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost


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