Why You Should Grow Eastern Redbud Tree & Not Bradford/Callery Pear


When considering trees for your yard there is much more than meets the eye. Taking a little extra time to look at the various species of trees out there can really do so much for your local ecosystem.

First….let’s get the bad news out of the way:

Why you shouldn’t grow Callery/Bradford Pear Trees

Bradford Pear Tree Invasive

Now than you know all of the problems the Bradford Pear can cause, let’s take a look at a fantastic alternative….the beautiful Redbud Tree.

Eastern Redbud Tree – Facts, Care, and Information

eastern-redbud-tree-in-yard native tree

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Joe Foster

Hi - I grew up outdoors in nature - hiking, fishing, hunting. In high school I got my first job at a garden center where I learned to garden and landscape. I've been growing plants from seed and designing native plant gardens for over six years. I hope to share some of my knowledge with you! Additionally I am a wood worker / DIY enthusiast. I enjoy designing/building projects (with hand tools when I can!). I hope to give you some tips and useful information!

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