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Is This a Pear Tree?

 
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Hey everyone,

A friend of mine told me this is some kind of pear tree. Is it and does anyone know the type?

Also, what are some resources to identify trees in the future?
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look like pear tree leaves
look like pear tree leaves
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wood seems to be Pear
wood seems to be Pear
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The leaves look somewhat like a siberian pear
The leaves look somewhat like a siberian pear
 
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The leaves certainly do look like pear tree leaves. As for the specific kind of pear...well, that can be difficult to tell even if you know the tree's flowering time, fruit shape, fruit maturity times, leaf color, etc.
 
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Can you take a picture of the whole tree?
They resemble pear leaves to me
 
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Yes, the leaves and wood seem to be of Pear !!
 
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Is there a partridge in it?
 
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Thanks, everyone!

Here's a picture of the whole tree. It looks to me like it's in really bad shape.
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a picture of the whole tree
a picture of the whole tree
 
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Yes that is a pear. I am from zone 3 WI. It looks like it was wanted at one time because it looks like it was topped three or more times to try and widen it out. Pears can grow very upright like forest trees. The leaves look somewhat like a siberian pear that i have grown for a hardy root stock. I have one that produces a crisp pear that sometimes ripens. The pear is large sometimes up to a pound and shaped like a Bartlett pear. Maybe the tree has a small fruit that you will have to use for juice, perry or wine. The tree might be self fertile. The large pear I have, some years has to be canned when it is harder than a potato. Maybe it is the cold summers here or the amount of shade it get from other trees or the daylength plus lack of sunshine in the fall. I think yours has some asian pear in it. Enjoy your pears.
 
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Thank you, Paul!
 
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Here's one of the pears I got off of the tree today.
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one of the pears I got off of the tree
one of the pears I got off of the tree
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a pear off of the tree
a pear off of the tree
 
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Pretty good for such a beat-up tree! So how does it taste?

Which reminds me, I should check what that formerly-dead apple out back is doing...it had some fruit started last I looked.
 
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