When I moved into my current townhouse the street that ran beside my building was lined with Bradford Pear trees with gorgeous blooms each spring. Then the city pulled them all out to put in sidewalks. How I missed those trees. I felt lucky that there were still many around my town and in the city parks to satisfy my love of those pretty spring blossoms.
Today, I open my Facebook to find some guy named Durant Ashmore cursing all white bloomings trees as an ecological nightmare, that is getting worse and worse every year. Mr. Ashmore claims the Bradford Pear is a blight worse than Kudzu. You will find his article here:http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/life/2016/03/21/curse-bradford-pear/82070210/ apparently he has been espousing the evils of this tree for years. He says that if we want to save the world you must “cut down your Bradford pear trees” now.
Granted I’m not very well informed on trees. Mr. Ashmore may be right. Perhaps I am one of those “dimwitted landscapers” he talks about. I just know what I enjoy seeing as I travel around the area each spring. So until the rest of world gets on board with his ideas and wipes the Bradford Pear Tree off the planet I will continue to enjoy those that I find blooming in my travels each spring.
In fact, I stopped to photograph this Bradford Pear lined drive, over the Easter weekend, in a small town about ten miles from me.
Just for the heck of it here are a few more shots of flowering trees I snapped this spring.
This tree was captured in my brother-in-law's backyard
This is a white blooming cherry tree in my side yard.
|Close up of our Cherry Tree|
Photographed these on the corner by our polling place when we went to vote on 3-15-2016.
While this is not a white flowing tree it is one of my favorite shots this spring.
This tree is in the yard of a house we once considered buying.
Hope you continue to enjoy your white flowering trees
while you can.
while you can.