Stupid wind!!!

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by TripleGee, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. TripleGee

    TripleGee 12 pointer

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    Well, my Bradford Pears finally gave up the ghost(s) tonight about 10 minutes ago. Real hard wind coming in took one off in three pieces about 4 ft. off the ground. The other one lost the front quarter of itself also. LOOKS like, LOOKS like, there may be some rain coming from Casey County. HOpe so, just no house or property damaging winds. Ya'll stay safe and hope no wind damage for you all either.
     
  2. AteUp

    AteUp 12 pointer

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    It's a bradford pear. You had to know the end was near.
     
  3. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    Reason one why I made the builder give me a different tree in my front yard.
     
  4. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

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    Bradford Pear. We advertise them as "self pruning". Sounds a heck of a lot better than, "this sucker is gonna split and destroy itself just about the time it gets all full and pretty"
     
  5. TripleGee

    TripleGee 12 pointer

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    Yeah, it self-pruned alright. Pruned all the way down just about to the roots!
     
  6. 1wildcatfan

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    our neighborhood is full of split bradfords now. they just can't take the wind.
     
  7. They look nice when full, but I just never understand why people still plant them knowing what the future holds
     
  8. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    It all comes down to bad genetics and selective breeding....muck like the liberal democrat. It's self destruction is inevitable.
     
  9. new guy

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    put 3 of my tomato plants over as well. will be alright tho.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012
  10. Xcal1ber

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    We had two at the house get knocked over in the wind a couple years ago.. Idk why anyone likes them.. They smell like rotten ***** lol
     
  11. Davidlondon4

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    I received about 3/4 inch of sorely needed rain here just outside of London within the last hour.Still raining some as well.Also some very high winds.I was watching the golf course fairway out my dining room window and watched the wind rip about a 10 ft. long limb out of a big tree in the fairway.Also another one about 8 or 9 feet long came tumbling across the fairway from somewhere in the vicinity.A neighbor living a few hundred yards from me drove by and said he has lost a tree and a flag pole.This was probably the strongest wind I have seen in almost 8 years of living here as the bad stuff generally goes 7 or 8 miles farther north.
    Bradford pears arent worth planting.Celeveland Select is supposed to be a better choice.There were 2 Bradfords here when I bought the house.Now there are none as the first blew down on the house before I got moved in after a tornado went through close by.The second was lost 2 or 3 years ago when the top blew out of it and I went ahead and took the rest of it down.I also lost a maple to wind a year or so ago.
     
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