Beware of the Bradford Pear

Every time someone gets the bright idea of bringing in a species of tree or plant not suitable for a region, things tend to go downhill.

A drive along Ruhamah Road off the Highway 123 exit illustrates this point perfectly. Right now, there’s a large wooded area near the road that is almost filled with blooming white trees. They’re all volunteers, and yes, the blooms are pretty. But bear in mind, all

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