All over the Netherlands people are allowed to pick up pear trees for free. The trees would actually go abroad. But because of the corona crisis this was not possible. That is why 150,000 pear trees are looking for a new home
Three-quarters of an hour
The trees can be collected from nineteen places in the Netherlands. At the location in Leeuwarden it was immediately very busy this morning. All 4000 trees were gone within three quarters of an hour.
There were also long queues at the collection location in Breukelen.
The action gives the grower more space for new trees.
You can also pick up pear trees this weekend. Click on the link below for a pick-up location near you.