Strong winds = broken branches on young pear tree :(
Just been out to assess damage from the recent and current strong winds. Most seems to have survived, but a nearby potted plant fell onto my young pear tree and has snapped two branches. The tree was planted last year as a 2 year old bare root, so is in its third year now. To be honest, it hasn't been doing as well as we hoped and was a little on the sparse side to begin with. This has just made it worse!!!
Is there anything we can do with the snapped branches to repair them or are they 100% goners?
Also, we are half temped to give up on it and replace it with a new one. I know that would mean buying a potted tree at this time of year, but with the fact it wasn't doing terribly well and now this, I'm wondering if a replacement would be the best option. Would be interested to hear what others would do.
PS - please excuse the dodgy background. It's a work in progress!