Bradford Pears Are Not The Best To Plant
“The sweet gum trees are especially colorful
in autumn. Last fall as I enjoyed them, I thought ‘Why drive miles to enjoy fall colors when I have that in my own yard?’”
Some years ago I was advised not to set out Bradford Pear trees in my yard, as they were real bad to split and breakup during a storm or high wind (this after the fact as I had just bought two for my yard.)
After they had grown, a neighbor said he passed by one day, and thought one of them was the prettiest tree he had ever seen. The next day a wind blew half of that tree down, and a year later the other half was blown down. So, I learned the hard way. They are also very invasive, full of messy berries, and sprouts growing up around the trees, and still around that stump and along the roots.
The other trees I have found that are not best for the yard are the sweet gum and pine, both beautiful, green and colorful during summer and fall.
The sweet gum trees are especially colorful in autumn. Last fall as I enjoyed them, I thought “Why drive miles to enjoy fall colors when I have that in my own yard?” But, the sad side to that is the time consuming work of cleaning up all those sweet gum balls. I am ready to have those trees cut down. Any one available for the job?
Then the pines, so beautiful and green all year; and after all, they are our state tree. Here again, the pine needles are a nightmare to rake and clean up.
I would suggest setting out the sweet gum and pine in a space close enough one can enjoy the beauty, but beyond the lawn space!
The Sugar Hill Church Easter dinner is planned for Sunday, April 15, so members who so wish, can spend Easter Sunday with family reunions.
I goofed again, the birthdays which should have been in this report, were sent in early. I’m sorry if some have been missed.
Happy years, all!