April 13, 2024

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Invasive Bradford pear trees a threat to landscape, gardens

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Invasive Bradford pear trees a threat to landscape, gardens
Bradford pear was widely planted for its showy white flowers, which appear in early spring.

I had not frequented any of my favorite yard facilities because January, so on a warm, sunny afternoon not long ago, I strolled via one particular of Columbus’ best backyard facilities and explored the selection of trees and shrubs  awaiting anxious gardeners who will begin planting these beauties in just a handful of weeks. 

I was energized to see a lot of distinctive species of fruit trees in containers all set for late-winter planting as nicely as a number of species of shade trees and ornamental shrubs in containers or burlapped root balls. There were silver maples with buds almost completely ready to pop open and a number of redbuds and dogwoods that will explode with spring coloration in a handful of quick months.  

This exercising on a sunny late-wintertime day was a lot more relaxing for me than any yoga pose. But my plant-induced Zen arrived to an abrupt stop when I spotted just one precise ornamental tree getting presented for sale — Bradford pear!

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