[gardeners] Bradford pear trees

Njdix@aol.com (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 8 Jul 2001 21:42:18 EDT

We had a storm this evening that hit hard and as a result three of our twelve 
Bradford pear trees that formed an arch between our house and barns were 
damaged in the tops... two pretty severely. Has anyone done any tree work? I 
am thinking that I could top and shape the remaining to maybe make a 
difference. I did not know six years ago that Bradford were famous for not 
being strong trees and Chanticlear were much stronger than Bradford or 
Aristocrat. The only other option is to take two...leave one as a pattern for 
the remaining. I am trying to decide if a blue spruce would look good as a 
replacement spaced in-between. Actually it makes me sick. The look was so 
good the way it was.