Growing Our History
PHOTO: Windsor Star-Brent Foster
HARROW - Margie Luffman picks up pears from a 200 to 250 year-old Jesuit pear tree
in this file shot from 2014 to preserve the ancient species
Did you plant a Jesuit pear tree about a decade ago?
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Chris Jennings of Tuscarora Street with the smallest,
bonsai version of two Jesuit Pear trees in his backyard
obtained from the Canadian Clonal Gene Bank in
Harrow. Chris discovered the Jesuit Pear clone at
Art in the Park in 2003 at a booth hosted by
Ash Rescue Coalition (ARC) and the Central Library
(Windsor Public Library)

The Windsor Star,  May 23, 2015
Sharon Hill, May 22, 2015 - 8:04 PM EDT
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Please Contact Robert Holland at: rhollandlaw@gmail.com
Media Coverage
Windsor native behind effort to increase numbers of endangered tree species
Chatham Daily News
Jan 11, 2016
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Endangered species was once abundant in Pain Court
Chatham Daily News
Jan 29, 2016
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JesuitPear.com
Jesuit Father Marquette preaching
Windsor Star - May 22, 2015
Endangered species was once abundant in this francophone community
Chatham Daily News
March 23, 2016
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Earl Iler standing in front of his ancient Jesuit Pear
Photo taken Nov 2015 on the Iler Farm on Iler Road, Harrow, Ontario
“Jesuit pear tree makes Ark of Taste list of endangered food”
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Windsor Star - Dec 19, 2016