April 2006
Bradford Pear
Kaptain Karl looks at squirrels (and me) out by the pear trees.

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Bradford Pear
Journal
Growth Chart
Detailed Facts
Julie's Trees




Facts at a Glance
Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'

Planting date Aug. 1997
Both trees:
Planting height: 9'
Planting trunk: 1.5"

2006 Update
Mid-yard tree:
9-year height: 35'
9-year trunk: 27"

Tree by shed:
9-year height: 34'
9-year trunk: 22"

Mature Height: 30 to 50'
Spread: 20 to 35'
Growth rate: Fast
Form: Pyramidal
Flowers: White
Fall color: Orange
Hardiness zone: 4 - 9
Culture: Sun

Best feature:
Keeps tree service companies in business

Worst problems:
Breaks like a matchstick
Smells like a fish
Invades native spaces
Grows like a wish

Ha! I just made that up!


Do over? No

In Which I Contemplate the Murdering of Trees

Darth Vader Was Living in My Bradford Pear

What a Show!

Spring REALLY Stinks!

Spring Stinks!

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BRADFORD PEAR GROWTH CHART

Photographs and text by Julie Walton Shaver

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June 1999

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June 2002

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November 1999

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June 2002

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September 2003

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December 2003

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October 2004

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March 1999:
The Bradford pears
surround the swing.

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November 2004


See the Bradford pear Journal
For Julie's detailed comments, see the Bradford pear fact page
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