How to prune a mature pear tree
Just don't stand under the branch that you're cutting! This growth response is concentrated in areas where the tree has been pruned. Perhaps most important, pear trees require cross-fertilization to fruit; this means that another pear tree must be planted fairly close by so that its pollen can fertilize your pear's blossoms. What I did on a apple tree in this peat of trouble was cut off the thinner branches, leaving the vigorous sturdy shoots. Email Required, but never shown.