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sparse growth on Bradford Pear tree

Our recently planted Bradford Pear flowered well this spring. Since then, the new growth has been very sparse, the leaves are quite small and the tree offers little coverage.

Backyard Expert - Cathy Nordstrum

The unusually cool and rainy spring season probably accounts for your tree's slow start. Now that warm weather appears to have arrived (I hope!) your tree will likely rebound nicely. A little compost watered in to the tree line will often help a tree in stress.

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