Recently we fielded a lot of calls about Pear trees not blossoming this spring. This is actually a weather related issue and not caused by insect or disease damage. This past February there was one day where the temperature reached 70 degrees. People were celebrating with barbecues. The Pear trees thinking spring arrived, broke dormancy and expanded their buds. But spring had not arrived and when the cold weather returned, it killed off the tender buds.
The bad news is that you missed out on this year’s beautiful spring Pear blossoms. The good news is that the cold weather did not damage the trees’ leaf buds.
Undamaged leaf buds mean that your trees will leaf out normally and their health should not be negatively impacted.
If your Pear trees or any of your trees do not leaf out this spring, they may have been severely damaged by the stress of years of drought conditions. If this is the case, we recommend having them inspected by an Arborist. Click below to request a free consultation with one of our Arborists.