I’m looking closely for even a little sign of life on the espaliered pear trees at my plot. Nothing yet. They’re still hibernating. Not like the pussy willows that are opening already.
I have two pear trees at my plot. A Bartlett and a Parker. The Bartlett leafed out well last year, but there was no sign of life on the Parker other than a couple branches that didn’t look quite dead. It was their first summer at the plot after transplanting the previous fall. I’m interested to see what happens this summer.