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Hi there Dea!
Aren't they like so many things that require more thought and research? Not doing so can be so disastrous can't it? There is some good that came from it, and it is all for future reference, still very valuable to apply this like a metaphor to many other areas. Not just plants.
Thank you for reading, (especially for responding)!
Good information. I wish the city planners who chose Bradford Pear as our median tree had done their homework. Bradford Pear sounds like a really, really bad choice. LOL As we say here: "Only in Bridgeport".
Good article, Deb. Wish I had read more information on these trees before I planted two in my front yard. The lawn service has used their weedwacker to cut down the suckers and have damaged the trunk of the trees in the process. I love the spring blooms and the fall color, but you're right, they don't last long and are expensive to remove.
We wanted a tree in the front yard for shade and my dh wanted to get a Bradford Pear because it grows fast and I kept saying 'no'. He should know better because at our old home a neighbor had a huge one and an ice storm caused it to split and it missed our house by inches!!
After many 'disscussions' He finally got it that I was not going to give in on this one!!