Bradford Pear Suckers


Old 05-09-09, 09:48 AM
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Bradford Pear Suckers

Hurricane Ike took most of our Bradford Pear trees. Suckers are growing from the remaining roots in the ground. Will these grow into hardy trees?
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Old 05-09-09, 10:47 AM
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Hi Lyndsae,

Sorry about your trees, but the answer is no. Best to plant a better tree. Most arborists call Bradford pear trees their 'mortgage payment' or 'junk trees'. I'd say to go with something with a better structure and an open canopy to be better able to deal with the high wind.


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