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    does the national arbor day foundation sell any of bradford flowering pears

    does the national arbor day foundation sell any of bradford flowering pears or the other types of bradfords are they invasive I had one and it never came up anywhere exept around the stump after we had to cut it down I tried to get the seed to sprout but it would not can you root them from cuttings and get the same varity from seed or rooting

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    RE: does the national arbor day foundation sell any of bradford flowering pears

    No, we quit selling them because they were slated to appear on the USDA Invasive List. You can probably find them at any local home improvement center.

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    RE: does the national arbor day foundation sell any of bradford flowering pears

    Not to mention they don't typically last that long.

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    RE: does the national arbor day foundation sell any of bradford flowering pears

    Not to mention that they are brittle

    Not all areas get ice, but I remember in Portland, Oregon about 14 years ago, at least half the flowering pear along SE San Rafael Blvd. being absolutely devastated. Not just a lot of damage - but obliterated.

    Then, various amounts of damage on the remaining half of them.

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    RE: does the national arbor day foundation sell any of bradford flowering pears

    Here is a photo of what happens to these trees in moderate ice storms. They're overplanted for a reason and that's because a person can move into a new house and in a few years have a huge and lovely flowering tree, at least until the first ice storm.
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    RE: does the national arbor day foundation sell any of bradford flowering pears

    KaBLAAAM.

    Great pic!

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    RE: does the national arbor day foundation sell any of bradford flowering pears

    Here is a Bradford pear after a thunderstorm which most trees around the area if they could speak they would say the thunderstorm was hardly anything. I've seen several Bradford pear trees around our area just like this picture after a thunderstorm.

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    RE: does the national arbor day foundation sell any of bradford flowering pears

    I think the two photos above pretty much sum up why you don't want to be planting these fragile beauties. There are countless other trees that could be planted which aren't showing up at the Lowe's or Home Depot. We sell many of them like the sourwood or the star magnolia or the flowering cherries and others that we don't offer like the eastern wahoo. Personally, I think if you live in an area where you have snow cover, the wahoo is magnificent.

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