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Dan0K
Paradise
Canada

August 12, 2008
1:09 PM

Post #5403404

I was going toi get several Pear trees before reading this - Thanks!!
garden_geezer
Biloxi, MS

September 13, 2010
9:21 AM

Post #8096622

Do not plant a Bradford pear anywhere near your driveway, car port, or
where cars are parked. In a strong wind or a down blast from a
thunderstorm, they don't just split, they shatter. I learned that lesson the hard
way.
Another point: older trees are disease prone. If you must plant one, site it
carefully and plan for its replacement with a more permanent tree. My
shattered Bradford pear was replaced by a white oak that has weathered
two major hurricanes with only the loss of some small branches and
most leaves.
debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 18, 2010
6:32 PM

Post #8106646

Yes garden geezer, White Oak is a strong tree, the only thing is their babies. If pulled up after a good rain they make good starts to plant in better spots. Oaks are good for native wildlife too! Good choice.

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