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columbiariver

πŸπŸžπŸŽπŸ’πŸπŸ“πŸ₯πŸ₯•On our place for 34 years. Oregon Z-5/6. #pnw #oregon #native #plantnatives #thankyougardentags

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2020
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columbiariver

The tree we topped (on the right) has a nice shape. The one on its left is next. These make our shade area for warm days. But also make debris to pick up in winter so keeping them in control is a plus with our wind. Funny they're a little different from each other #tree-topping #bradfordpear #shade

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columbiariver

Chop chop. It's down! Doesn't it look better. And will be much less winter clean up. Soon the one on left will be down. There are insects living in them but no feathered or furry critters 💚 #treecutting again

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columbiariver

So we thought this tree could use a trim. It's a non fruit baring pear of some kind. Great shade for us by the shed

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columbiariver

1995 I ordered pear trees. a sickle and a bartlett. Tiny little sticks became pretty nice looking trees. 11 years later, still not a pear. Does anyone know how to tell an ornamental pear from a fruit baring one? I actually tasted this little seed thing. Tasted like a bitter pear.

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lesliecole49

If you look at my plants you'll see one just like that. Tastes awful, but like a pear. It's on property I've recently moved into. No one to help me identify

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gjones

My guess would be that it's probably an ornamental pear

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columbiariver

Yes, I'm afraid so @gjones. I think we'll stop waiting for fruit. They're taking up a prime spot. They may have to go.

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