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Pear Tree Leaves First Sign Of Autumn Fall
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While road tripping back to Texas from California I saw these golden orange trees along the high desert areas in New Mexico. They really stood out and I wanted to get a close up of the bright leaves. Turns out to be a Bradford Pear tree. I just loved the tones of the tree and the fact that they had turned these shades of gold as the Autumn Fall weather had turned cooler as well.
Bradford Pears (Pyrus calleryana) have a love-hate relationship with landscapers and gardeners. It is a beautiful tree when it flowers in the Spring and the leaves turn stunning colors in the Fall. The problems with this tree is that the limbs are not strong and tend to break in strong winds, even uprooting the trunks during heavy storms. They are native to the Far East and are considered an invasive species. They do make small fruit that is not edible for humans but the birds like it and I suppose the birds carried the seeds to the high desert areas that I saw them in.
November 10th, 2021
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