Invasive Callery/Bradford Pear BuyBack Planned For April 26!

Photo: Forest ReLeaf of Missouri

Supply a photo of yourself (Selfie) with a cut-down callery pear tree (also known as a Bradford Pear) and receive a FREE native tree. Forest ReLeaf of Missouri in partnership with the Missouri Prairie Foundation will be hosting a buy back program on April 26 as part of the #NoInvasivesPlantNatives campaign.

Read more from Forest Releaf of Missouri below.

Participants are invited to pick up their trees at Forest Releaf CommuniTree Gardens Nursery (2194 Creve Coeur Mill Road SOUTH) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last. The offer is limited to one native tree per photo proof of a cut-down tree.

Native to China, callery pear limbs generally grow vertically, forming a pyramid or egg shape. In early April, very dense clusters of white flowers cover the tree before leaves form. In maturity, they reach heights of 30 to 40 feet. Property owners are encouraged to cut the trees during spring (when they are easy to identify) as a means to reducing populations from spreading in unwanted areas. Additionally, treating the stumps with herbicide is recommended.

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