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Tree with interesting branching and this leaf

Posted by yummallory 6a (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 14, 13 at 17:45

This is the leaf, looks like it has tar spots but not a maple right? The bark of the tree is in pictured in the background.


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RE: Tree with interesting branching and this leaf

It looks somewhat like a callery pear tree leaf.


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RE: Tree with interesting branching and this leaf

where is the interesting branching????? .. i am feeling ripped off on the title.. lol ...

ken


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lol


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RE: Tree with interesting branching and this leaf

Callery pears are attractive "lollipop" shaped trees. Bradford pear is one type of Callery pear.

The most notable thing about the branches is that they grow at narrow angles to the trunk ... and therefore attach more weakly ... and therefore are prone to catastrophic splitting under heavy snow or ice. Since the trees' symmetry is half their appeal, it makes a difference when a big chunk of the symmetry is missing!

I was unable to find a good photo of the classic "half-Bradford," but for anyone not familiar with the problem, these will give you some idea:

http://ucanr.edu/sites/treefail/Failure_Photos/Pyrus_calleryana/

http://www.city-data.com/forum/raleigh-durham-chapel-hill-cary/624362-dont-fall-love-your-bradford-pear.html


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