Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Call us to get YOUR text ad here
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
MDC Asks Public Not to Plant Invasive Bradford Pear Trees
04/21/2017
 

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages homeowners and landscapers to avoid planting Callery pear trees this spring.

Better known as Bradford pears, the Callery pear tree is an invasive species known to multiply quickly and crowd out Missouri native plants. While it’s been a popular landscaping tree for decades, cultivated forms have spread aggressively throughout the state.

“Different varieties of Bradford pear trees were planted close to each other, which allowed them to cross pollinate and take over natural areas,” said Forestry Field Program Supervisor Russell Hinnah. “But they’re also a poor landscaping choice because they don’t do well in storms, often losing limbs or splitting apart.”

Stopping the spread means selecting alternate trees for yards and forested property.

“The best plan is to select a native species to Missouri, and there are several great options,” said Hinnah. “Serviceberry trees produce similar showy white blooms in the spring and have small red fruits that attract wildlife.”

Eastern redbuds and Missouri’s state tree, the flowering dogwood, are also good alternatives. The redbud tree grows quickly with eye-catching lavender flowers in the spring. Dogwoods do best in shady areas but can be somewhat difficult to grow.


To learn more about native trees that are great for landscaping, visit MDC’s website at https://mdc.mo.gov/trees-plants/tree-care. “Missouri’s Urban Trees” booklet (http://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZwB) is a great guide for finding the right tree for the right place.

 

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Atchison Death Confirmed As Homicide
Police: Mother Leaves Toddler Alone In Vehicle Over An Hour
Two Arrested in Local Drug Bust
Superintendent of the Atchison Co Schools Resigns
Ewing Acquitted On Child Sex Charges
Reward Now Offered In Manhattan Hit and Run
Dog Attack Sends Man To Hospital
Suspect Identified in Manhattan Hit-And-Run
Business Scuffle Leads to Arrest
Grant To Extend Atchison Riverfront Trail
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
School Vandals Strike; Police Seek Public Help
Monarch Butterflies Migrating From Mexico Visit KC Early
KDA Grant Supports Disposal of Orphaned Pesticide
Municipal Leader Named To County Seat
River Road Closed All Day Wednesday
Former Falls City Journal Publisher Dies
Peru Cleanup Day Scheduled
Dress for safety
Pest Control on Fruit Trees
Something to be Said!
Click Here For All Stories

©2017 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report


Powered by Radio Media Group