Pear Tree Mystery Solved
Those of you that travel through Mendocino County on occasion may have wondered, as we did, what happened with that pear orchard that used to be on the east side of 101 in Ukiah. All of the trees were pulled up some time ago and piled on a lot on the west side of 101.
I was thinking it was either disease, or, maybe the owner sold out to development. Turns out it was neither, as the Ukiah Daily Journal reports. The pears fell victim to regular old farm economics: He couldn't make enough money selling them to meet his expenses.
I guess the good news is that he's going to try growing alfalfa in the old orchard and not corn.