Hello folks, I've just removed a mass of ivy that was growing around my
pear tree, which is in the back garden of a newly acquired property. I
was surprised to find a long gash in the trunk that was home to a few
woodlice. (They were soon flicked out with a twig.) Should I take any
further action to disinfect the wound or simply leave it? Also, in order
for it to achieve a good crop of fruit this year, does anyone know of a
suitable fertilizer I can apply to the surrounding soil? All useful
advice on pear tree maintenance gratefully received.
Just leave it. Splits occur on pear tree trunks, and they sort
If not cared for for some time, the tree will probably benefit from some
winter pruning. Google will find you pruning advice, so I won't waste
my time writing it up.
We moved into this house 40 years ago , a small Bartlett pear tree was
growing in the yard, built a deck around the center of the tree and have
done absolutely nothing except
occasional pruning. There were 2 years we did not have pears due to
weather..amazing trees these pears are...
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