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Name: Alan
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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Dec 9, 2010 9:35 AM CST
I want one!!!
Marie
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Aguane
Dec 9, 2010 10:07 AM CST
How cool it's RED at this time of year. Love that tree. Forever emBLAZEned in my memory. Thanks, Alan!
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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Dec 9, 2010 11:10 AM CST
!5th avenue and Northern area and South have alot of these. they are beautiful
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rodicap
Dec 9, 2010 11:40 AM CST
I need one too. I've been thinking about it but I have to wait tilll the backyard is not a disaster area to figure out where to plant it.
Alan, it is absolutely gorgeous.
Name: Alan
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Dec 9, 2010 2:42 PM CST
Wow, that tree is priceless!! I would love a forest of those but I have no room left, so will enjoy your wonderful pictures. Hurray!
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Aguane
Dec 9, 2010 3:12 PM CST
Re the second pic. On my "work" computer the colors at the upper area are royal purple... love it!
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Name: Kelly
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locakelly
Dec 9, 2010 8:03 PM CST
Beautiful tree Alan! Wow! I remember pics of Becky's and it was a beautiful yellow...
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Dec 9, 2010 10:43 PM CST
Not only is the tree beautiful but those leaves will make some great mulch too!
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Dec 13, 2010 1:29 PM CST
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Boopaints
Jul 10, 2011 4:25 PM CST
My tree is called an ornamental pear but I think it's a different one since my leaves don't get that red. Yours is beautiful, Alan!
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lovemyhouse
Jul 16, 2011 10:36 AM CST
Lots of them around here. It is spectacular in Spring, too. They are short-lived (20 years or so), tend to be top heavy, and high winds can damage them more than other trees. But it is worth it to get such a beautiful tree. Too big for my small yard, so I savor them through the neighbors' four houses up the street. Smiling
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jul 16, 2011 11:01 AM CST
My understanding is it is because the trees split easily.

http://www.austintreeexperts.com/blog/all-about-bradford-pea...

But they are one of my favorite trees and I would certainly have one, even with the problems, if my lot weren't just 60 x 120 and already lined with trees on north and west sides. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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