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Ornamental Pears like the commonly used Bradford, a cultivar of Pyrus callaryana, were selected for their narrow oval growth habit to be used in narrow spaces and as a street tree. These have been planted in countless locations around the City and all invariably, as they mature, because they are fast growing with limbs that quickly gain length and weight, begin to lean out becoming more vulnerable to damage from wind, snow and ice, also given their more acute branch angels of attachment. For Pears, it is not ‘if’ they will fail, but a matter only of ‘when’. The driver in the stopping car got out and helped me pull this out of the road.

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