This pear tree has been sad and not grown a lot due to being planted in a really wet spot.
This dormant season, I mounded up soil from in front of it, creating a mini pond, and put the soil all around the tree. I also cut off the bark in sections from the main variety part of the trunk and covered it in soil to encourage it to put out its own roots.
It leafed out at first this spring, with super green leaves but no new growth, and seemed to be storing up energy. The leaves had never been so green before, and previously looked sickly and always looked like they were about to fall off.
It has now started to put out vigorous growth from the top section of the tree and is growing really fast. The new growth looks extremely healthy, and it appears that this pear tree is loving its modified area, and is super healthy and growing vigorously as a result!
Striving to grow things as naturally, simply, and cheaply as possible!
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i hope not to hijack the thread... here is a pic of the paw paw which survived the winter
actually some of the others have as well.... sprouting from near the base
i collected some black locust seeds at work from possibly the biggest one i have seen
brought a bunch up north and took a walk
brought a log dog with me and poured some out of the bag and roughed up the ground with the log dog
i read that germination rates arent the greatest with black locust so hopefully some sprout
Location: Zone 7b/8a Temperate Humid Subtropical, Eastern NC, US