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Old 06-28-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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Nope this is NOT my yard...I was just trying to ID a Tree and this was the first picture I found with a similar one. I am planning to remove the ones in my Yard since the developer put them too close to the house. BTW, you have too much free time.


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The trees look fine to me but Martha Stewart isn't going to like you concrete borders.

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Old 06-28-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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bbwwhahahahahhahhaaaa ... good one bikeforlife....

and yeah.... they look like bradford pears....

VERY susceptible to wind damage during strong t-storms..... not unusual to see them split right in half.....
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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The trees look fine to me but Martha Stewart isn't going to like you concrete borders.

LOL!!!!!!
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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Be very careful with those pear trees. Once they gain any size they will snap in half and drop massive branches on a whim. People seem to plant them to get some fall color but personally I'd like to see them banned. There are probably close to a dozen mature pear trees in New Territory that have split in half (often falling into the roadway) in the last few weeks alone. The trees either need completely cut down, or sometimes soldier on but look really bad with major portions of the crown missing - until the next wind blows, anyway. Bad, bad trees IMO.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Are those edible pears? At the old house in Webster we had a lone pear tree among the mesquite brush, but all the squirrels would eat the fruit before it even matured. The tree had to be 20 ft tall though, and the branches never broke off. (The Mesquite however........ always fun to be clobbered by a thorny branch.)
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Check if they are Chanticlear Pears. This variety grows much more upright than Bradford Pear and is excellent at resisting wind damage. The pears are small, good for critters to eat, but not very tasty for humanoids.
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