Pear Tree Has Not Dropped All Leaves And Fruit This Fall

Question From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Q: My pear tree leaves and many pears still have not fallen. This is the first time the tree has not shed all its leaves and fruit

A: My guess is it's due to weather. Drought and excessive heat have caused many plants to do crazy things. I live in Michigan and my viburnum has not dropped a leaf. Maples are also holding their leaves. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy