Bradford Pear vs. the Wind: and the Winner is…

Just a short video that one of our customers happened to capture of their Bradford Pear in a strong wind event.

The tree lost.

This is what happens to Bradford Pear trees in 15-20 years. They are a fast growing, and nice-looking tree, but they are not very permanent. Instead of planting an ornamental pear of any variety, plant a good shade tree that will be there for generations. It’s disappointing to invest 15 years in a tree to just have to replace it. In 15 years, a good shade tree (oaks, cedar elm, ash, etc.) are well established and have a lot of years ahead of them.

Here’s the video:

Scott Geer has a Masters Degree in Forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University and is a Board Certified Master Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture and a graduate of the American Society of Consulting Arborists Academy.