My 8 ft pear tree seems to have died. But many sprouts are appearing at the base of the tree, from the ground. What do I do? Live in northwestern Pennsylvania, not sure of the zone.
Pear Tree Seems to Have Died
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I'm sorry you lost your Pear Tree.
I do know that the long harsh winter that most of the United States suffered effected gardens quite a bit.
Tree loss has been a common complaint here at Gardening Know How. Branches that snap are dead but if they bend there is still a possiblity the tree is alive.
The shoots growing at the base are likely growing from the root stock as most Pear Trees sold for home gardens are from grafted stock.
The shoots will not grow into another Pear tree.
I would dig up the root and remove.
Remember that garden loss makes for new opportunities.