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Spiralling Pear Tree

 
Julia Franke
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Location: Berks County, PA
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Early last spring I planted a pear tree. It didn't look too great during the summer, but the beginning of this fall it really started to take off. I was thrilled, but right now, all the growth is spiralling, including the main trunk.

What could be causing this? Do I just prune the tree back?

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Julia Franke
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A note on the picture, the top branch coming off the left is actually from the main trunk spiralling around.
 
S Bengi
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Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even distribution
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Let it stay and grow that way. You now have a dwarf fruit tree, A weeping pear. In fact send me some so that I can grow it. I have seen "dwarf" pear tree that is 16ft tall, it is about time a dwarf pear only get to 7ft tall.
 
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