I chose the 'Bradford' Ornamental Pear Tree to follow this year because it was storm-damaged last year, and I wanted to see how well it survived. It was doing fine until...
|Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA|
August 7th (on Tree Following Day itself!) another section broke off.
You can see the scar of last year's break just above and to the right of the new break. This break looks much more serious - the trunk is split all the way to the ground.
|Husband contemplating the clean-up job|
'Bradford' Ornamental Pears are prone to break, especially as they get larger. This one, about 30 years old, is huge.
|'Bradford' Ornamental Pear, September 6, 2015|
Only time will tell if it survives the Winter to bloom again in the Spring. Meanwhile, since there is so much more sunlight in this spot, I plan to plant sun-loving flowers there beside my driveway. I have some Butterfly Milkweed seeds. Wouldn't they be beautiful there!
Have a wonderful week!
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