Metamorphosis Monday ~ My Pear Tree

For my Met Monday this week I am at my home in the state of Washington. Usually I’m at my condo in Southern California. My before and after project was completed today during a short period of time while the rain was not falling here. I’m not a gardener by any means but my Pear Tree really was in need of a pruning. All I know about pruning a tree is that branches that grow straight up are the ones to go after. (I sure hope that’s true). So here is my pear tree with all those unsightly branches that are growing straight up…

I got the trusty pruning tools out of the garage and started to work all by myself…

Here is the result after about an hour and a half. And this next collage shows the before and after from the same angle.

I hope I didn’t kill it. Time will tell.

To see more Metamorphosis click over to Susan’s at Between Naps on the Porch.

20 thoughts on “Metamorphosis Monday ~ My Pear Tree

  1. I love it. I bet it feels so good to be pruning your own tree at your own house. I’m not sure about pear trees…… but it looks better!

  2. I don’t know about pear trees. But the one good thing is that if there are pears on all the branches you’ll be able to REACH the ones that aren’t straight up, way above your head.

  3. Oh I hope you didn’t kill it either! Such a bummer!!!
    Hey Ellen B., I left an award for you on my blog and Yes God is such a hands on God and Father. I’m often amazed by how hands on He is!!
    I hope your chicken soup turned out divine and you all had a wonderful time :).
    Talk to you later…gotta run…we’re headed to the Hat! Yum!

  4. well I know nothing about pear trees. but I prune my crepe myrtle carefully…and with them the straight up branches are the ones you leave. and you prune off all the ones that go crossways…

    🙂

  5. You are brave, but your pear tree looks lovely with its new haircut! My brother has pear trees; are pears the fruit you need to harvest before they are ripe?

    Good luck! the NW is good pear country, that’s for sure.
    Cass

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