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Trimming a Kieffer Pear Tree

Anonymous added on May 19, 2013 | Answered

I have a 30'-tall Kieffer pear, which produces well and is in a semi-shady area. The lushest limb growth is in the lower half, but a bushy area at the top of the tree blocks some sunlight from an important part of my vegetable garden in the late day. Would I (or more precisely, the tree) have a problem in 'topping' the pear tree, maybe at 20-25' up?

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AnnsGreeneHaus
Answered on May 20, 2013

Experts agree, "Tree topping hurts trees". Please read this article: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/430/430-458/430-458.html
If your vegetables are getting 6-8 hours of sun, some shade late in the day shouldn't hurt. Actually, they might appreciate the shade on hot days.

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