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Salinas, CA
Jul 24, 2017 11:45 PM CST
I purchased an Aristocrat Pear Tree 3 years ago for the curb strip in front of my house (tree recommended by our City Public Works Dept. and planted by them). This tree has grown only about 2 inches (all this spring) since it was planted. It is a flowering tree but has many clusters of small fruits at the end of branches. Can this be deterring its growth, and would growth be stimulated if I cut them off. The tree is watered 3 times a week when the lawn is watered, and my gardener added a drip line around the tree last year to provide additional water besides the sprinklers. A previous Bradford Pear did well in that spot until a car ran into it and it blew down in a wind storm. Any advice you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

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Jul 27, 2017 11:19 AM CST
The previous image of my Aristocrat Pear Tree did not upload. I tried again and was able to upload an image of the tree. Any advice on why it does not grow and what to do about it will be greatly appreciated

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