Summer of 2012, I was contacted to transplant a Pear tree from Stratford to North Bay! Yes a lot of miles, but more noteworthy to me was the fact this would be a fall move and to a completely different environment and Zone!
This was a special variety of Pear registered at Vineland Research Station by the customers late father. It was found growing on their farm and produce tasty pears that preserved very well. It was the only tree and grafts were taken from it .
This one and one other which was entrusted to the customers brother were the only survivors .Care was taken to make sure the tree would have the best chance to adapt to the new soil and adjust to the harsher winter temperatures. Communication with the customer in 2013 indicated the tree was living and although it showed stress appeared to be adjusting to the customer's new location.The customer's daughter and granddaughter live around the corner and will someday take over the care of this tree.
The picture was taken In parking lot of North Bay Motel on morning of planting still tarped from trip North, October 2012