The Callery Pear Is Everywhere! And It Must Go!

Sunny view of Callery pear blossom in the campus of Oklahoma Christian University at Oklahoma

The Callery Pear, a popular street tree for some reason, is invasive. It’s seeds are carried by birds into our woods. It is a brittle tree, short lived, fast growing. It’s roots destroy sidewalks. Yet people are taken in for their supposed aesthetic beauty — the spring flowers and fall leaves.

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