White flowers with yellow centers.  The Rise and Fall of the Bradford Pear.

The Rise and Fall of the Bradford Pear

Ornamental Pear was once the most sought after tree. The abundant white flowers, dark glossy foliage, and spectacular fall color made this tree undeniably desirable. In recent years, the Missouri Department of Conservation has been stringently working to alert people to the pitfalls of these pears. So what is all the alarm about? Find out why this one-time darling of street trees is now considered invasive and what you can plant instead.

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