Monday, December 24, 2018

Bradford Pear Trees

Bradford Pear trees are not found growing naturally. They're a hybrid tree. They have mostly codominant stems, trunks and branch unions. These unions have very little structural integrity, splitting apart and falling on property. The bark in between the codominant stems is called included bark. This bark is under pressure and most times dead with decay setting in. The decay allows diseases and insects to survive comfortably further weakening the union.
 Another issue is these trees are highly susceptible to cotton root rot fungi. This fungus kills the tree. It was here in the soil long before the trees were. Much of our landscape used to be cotton fields. Even though the cotton crops are gone the fungi will survive in the soil for... well almost forever.

#texastreeman Curtis Hopper
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