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Old 01-10-2017, 01:37 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Tomorrow we are having two big Bradford Pears taken out of the back yard. Twice now, huge limbs have fallen and damaged the nearby fences. They are both riddled with woodpecker holes and we fear that the next big storm will be the one that takes out the neighbor's fence, once and for all.

We have an understory of some evergreen bushes that I hope will flourish with the extra light they will get. We look forward to the positive changes in the yard.

Also hoping nothing will have started building nests yet. We are leaving a big oak tree, so hopefully the birds and squirrels will just move over.

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Old 01-10-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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From those photos, it seems you live on the other side of the equator.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:28 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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From those photos, it seems you live on the other side of the equator.
If you click on them, they're rightside up.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Those flowering pears are pretty awful trees, and I cringe everytime I see someone plant a new one. I can't really tell what the shrubs are behind them.
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: British Columbia
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If you click on them, they're rightside up.
Not for me they aren't. Still upside down.

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Old 01-10-2017, 06:42 PM
 
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Zoisite - you must be on this side of the equator. Try opening the pictures from the other side of the equator as Dirt Grinder suggests... (or, me too).

gentlearts - Better to take trees down on your terms. Bradford pears might be pretty at times but IMO they're an awful tree.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:21 PM
 
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Good move. I tend to be proactive about trees, especially since a family member had a large tree take out 1/2 of his house during a storm. We just had a bunch of white pines that were quite tall (several over 60 feet high) taken out. They weren't very healthy, had a lot of broken branches, etc. I knew that if a storm knocked one of them into our house, I would be wishing I could go back in time and pay to have them taken down!
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda
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I had four of them in my back yard. Every winter the ice and snow took a toll on them. I wouldn't doubt that they won't last but a couple more years.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:31 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Bradfords are worthless. Builders plant them because they are cheap and have a nice shape. For a few years.
They are fragile and the blooms stink.
Plant something nice. Or not.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:40 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Those flowering pears are pretty awful trees, and I cringe everytime I see someone plant a new one. I can't really tell what the shrubs are behind them.
I looked up the other bushes once, and think they start with L. Anyway, they have shiny green leaves all year long, and grow a few feet taller than the fence. I'm a little worried about privacy with the trees gone, but I think it will be ok.

If I post an after picture, I'll make it smaller and maybe it'll be rightside up.
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