RE: [gardeners] Bradford pear trees

Jane Burdekin (
Mon, 9 Jul 2001 10:34:05 -0600

For days now I have been trying to think of the word that I think starts
with a "ch" that means cutting off the top of the tree.  Any body know what
that word is?  


-----Original Message-----
From: Harry Boswell []
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Bradford pear trees

We'vw lost so many Bradfords in my area that I've considered going ahead
and cutting mine down.  At least 15 have split in my neighborhood alone,
all the way down to the ground.  There are better pear varieties, I now

Just for the record, I haven't seen any pruning or topping done, just
down what was left.  YMMV.


----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2001 8:42 PM
Subject: [gardeners] Bradford pear trees

> We had a storm this evening that hit hard and as a result three of our
> 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?
> 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
> 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.