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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-19-2018, 12:10 AM
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I was pruning this harvest pear today and took a few pictures, one before and one after.
This tree was planted bare root the spring of 2015. This tree has multiple central leaders also and made me think of this post. On a pear tree this is not a big problem , Pears are more flexible than apple. Over time as the tree sets fruit these will be pulled down into lateral limbs. This year was the 1st year I did not remove all the fruit from this tree. You can see on the lower limbs of this tree they where pulled down into more lateral limbs and before this year they were reaching hard for the sky as the rest of the younger wood is on this tree. I did cut one of the multiple leaders right above a nice lateral limb coming off to give a little more space. I removed branches that were growing back toward the center of the tree, any crossing limbs. I maybe a little late responding to this post but ya gotta love some deer pear pictures anyway.
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