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The End of Every Bradford Pear

April 19, 2017 by Scott

The Bradford Pear is a cultivar of the Callery Pear which was collected from China in the early 1900’s.   They have been planted widely as yard and roadway trees in Denton County.  There are actually a number of different cultivars of the Callery Pear (Aristocrat, Cleveland) but the Bradford cultivar has been the most popular.  […]


My Ornamental pear has been burned!

April 17, 2017 by Scott

Every few years, we get a lot of Fire Blight in ornamental pears in Denton County.  Here is a picture of a heavily infected tree: Another tree  on the same property, other side of the house had very little infection.  The disease is caused by a bacteria and enters into the tree’s tissues via open […]