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How to Prune Pear Trees

By Kelly Shetsky ; Updated September 21, 2017

Things You Will Need

  • Pruning shears


  • Keep pruning shears sharp.
  • Focus on removing older branches because this will allow for the growth of newer, healthier ones.

About the Author


Based in New York State, Kelly Shetsky started writing in 1999. She is a broadcast journalist-turned Director of Marketing and Public Relations and has experience researching, writing, producing and reporting. She writes for several websites, specializing in gardening, medical, health and fitness, entertainment and travel. Shetsky has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Marist College.