Re: Pear tree available for transplant or scions
That tree looks like a great candidate for removal, and a very generous offer. Since sohoppy’s
in Ohio … I hope this post gets noticed by members in the Portland area. I’ve 5 pear trees …or I’d be there today with my shovel!
Leigh, the variety
is very important to anyone considering it, can you describe the fruit and about the time they get ripe? Do they have the ‘classic’ pear shape, is the skin smooth, any color..?
If I were interested (which as an amateur orchardist – I always am
), I’d take the chance it’s a decent pear, do some extensive pruning (to balance out the root-loss), spend several hours digging, replant it in a better location, then wait to see what it produces.
If you (its new keeper) don’t like the variety, hit our grafting classes and propagation fair next winter/ spring - then add on 2 or 3 more varieties. With the likelihood of new ‘watershoots,’ you could easily ‘whip & tongue’ graft or simply train them into perfect limbs. (cage against deer in the new location).
Yes, this is a wonderful offer, thank you Leigh – let us know how it goes