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Q.Apple and pear trees, 5 ft. apart with a small fir tree in between — is this the cause of no blossoms on trees?

Zone Ab421af | Westhaven added on August 28, 2019 | Answered

Due to water starvation?

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Answered on August 29, 2019

Fir trees and fruit trees are always a bad mix due to firs causing the acidification of the soil around them. They cast too much shade also and will affect the growth form of surrounding trees adversely as a result. Water competition is also an important factor as you suggest.
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