Remove or rejuvenate pear tree

Asked August 12, 2019, 5:01 PM EDT

A large pear tree in the backyard is too tall to pick from, with overwhelming quantities of fruit. Squirrel population is skyrocketing; and a coyote has been seen. What are the options, and what's important for making a decision about a tree?

Washington County Oregon fruit trees pears

1 Response

When a tree develops problems, it is frequently difficult to decide when to remove it. Many factors such as the cost of tree work and even sometimes emotional ties to the tree can come into play. Can you use a ladder to pick your fruit? Are the pears worth saving? We can give you some pruning tips? Fruit tree care tips? Or do you just want to remove the tree?

Here is a publication you may find useful:

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/how-do-you-decide-when-remove-tree

Hope this helps!