Savannah, Ga. (WTOC) – If you are planning to redevelop your yard or garden, you may want to look at the species you are planting.
Bradford pear trees have been popular for years, but have recently been banned in South Carolina.
Bradford pear trees became popular in the 50’s and 60’s before anyone knew what they were doing.
“At that time they thought they were barren and therefore did not invade or really disturb our ecology. But it soon became clear that they were not barren, and, they, invaded throughout South America, ”said the executive director of the Savana Tree Foundation.
It may not seem like a problem … Lots of trees – isn’t that a good thing? Well, not always. Planting a new tree does not come at the cost of local trees and endangers local agriculture.
“They are destroying native species and they are very difficult to destroy, and so humans have tires or thorns that could damage tires on humans or animals, or even heavy equipment,” he said.
So remember, the caller or Bradford Pear invader and they are everywhere. There is even one in Savana, north of Forrest Park. In addition to the consequences of being invasive, the structure of the tree – the legs prone to each other – makes these legs weak and prone to damage and this can cause problems on the road, on cars on your roof. And plants in your garden.
So how does it affect local species in particular? Will it change soil conditions? Are they just being approached?
“It’s just a matter of reaching them. Therefore, Bradford Pear works well in the shade. So they go under the trees and take the resources away from them, ”said Rinker.
It is a beautiful tree that causes ugly problems. Environmentalists suggest buying other native tree alternatives that do not cause problems.
“The red group, the Magnolia tree, and the catapus are really beautiful trees,” says Rinker.
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