And a disaster of a pear tree

And a disaster of a pear tree

There are 4 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Apr 25, 2008, titled And a disaster of a pear tree. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The Bradford pear tree held such promise: It took root in the worst soil, grew quickly and needed little maintenance.

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Westminster, MD

#1 Apr 25, 2008
kind of like politicians. cannot get trid of it, grows fast, produces nothing of valuve, breaks easy. developed in maryland.
Scott G

Frederick, MD

#2 Apr 25, 2008
Frederick was duped just as everyone else with the Bradford. After any strong wind, snow or rain, there was at least two trees that line my street that either splt, lost half its limbs or flat out fell. I felt sorry for those nott realizing it and parked under one before the storms. The other nusiunce you didn't mention is when all of those flowering petals fall off, they stick just about everywhere until a strong rain or carwash comes along. They are almost as bad as the Silver Maples the developer here planted all over our neighborhood.

Maryland Heights, MO

#3 Apr 25, 2008
consertative wrote:
kind of like politicians. cannot get trid of it, grows fast, produces nothing of valuve, breaks easy. developed in maryland.
If you hate Maryland so much, why don't you move already? Your constant whining on the Sun message boards has become tiresome. Take your negativity to the Examiner.

Springfield, IL

#5 May 21, 2008
Let us get back to Bradford Pear trees.
Couple of questions: they branch so much yet year after year when I look for bird nests they are not present. Is there something about these trees that repels birds? or just coincidence? Also, some of these trees have trunks that show two shades of bark with a ragged line between. Some have said these are hybridized trees yet some have no such appearance. Explanation? Thanks.

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