Should you thin out a Bradford Pear Tree?
We have a Bradford Pear that we planted 13 years ago. Never had it cut back or thinned out. Its getting pretty big now and it is by our driveway so our last ice storm its branches where hanging so low I thought we better cut it back or have it thinned out but really don't want a ugly looking tree in the front yard. i am afraid if they thin it out it will look ugly. Some say don't cut them others say thin them out. I still want the tree so cutting it down is not a option right now.. I have one other one in the front yard that is 8 years old so what would be best for the tree and what would the tree look like if thinned out the correct way?? should they be cut before they flower or after..
Thanks for any info of the care of these two trees!!