Thursday, June 28, 2018

I Found Work

We had a storm all the way across Southern Illinois tonight, (Th June 28) and boy oh boy did it make the trees whip.  I checked the Bradford pears when the wind let up, and of course they were broken up. Don't plant ornamental pears.  Nothing but trouble.

The good news is that these things make pretty good firewood, and it will dry just fine by the time cold weather arrives.

Pears are limby, and sort of disagreeable to work on.  They are not as bad as a shingle oak to work up.


Merle said...

So, no fruit at all from those pears? I thought some produced a fer pears, but they were pretty much sub standard for eating.....

David aka True Blue Sam said...

Ornamental pears make a tiny little thing that birds eat. Then the seeds get scattered all over the landscape. Ornamental pears have become a problem.