Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Alabama Seeks To Eradicate Bradford Pears

FLORENCE, AL-  The Alabama Forestry Commission is asking citizens to help them eradicate Bradford pear trees.
The commission called Bradford pears an "invasive species" and that they need to be controlled and eradicated.

The Facebook post says that in the 2000's the trees began to cross-pollinate and produce fruit that was spread by birds.

The Forestry Commission recommends that to manage the trees that they should be cut and stumps immediately treated with herbicide to eliminate sprouts.

They also published an article called "The Ugly Truth About A Pretty Tree."

Photo: Alabama Forestry