NC Bradford Pear Bounty
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“The Bradford pear tree is an ornamental commonly planted tree in North Carolina. Sure, it has pretty blossoms, but it’s also structurally weak, stinky, and harmful to our native ecosystems! Bradford pears can breed with other varieties of pear trees and spread in natural forests, replacing native trees and creating “food deserts” for birds.” – NC Cooperative Extension
This week, Debbie and Laurie talk to Leslie Moorman, Executive Director of the NC Urban Forest Council on two upcoming events in Matthews and Monroe, NC to help eliminate these invasive species in our area.
While recording the Backyard Naturalists podcast, Debbie and Laurie enjoy coffee provided by the Good Cup Coffee Company in Matthews, North Carolina. Follow Good Cup Coffee on Instagram and look for them at the Matthews Community Farmer’s Market this Saturday morning.
Please visit and support our presenting sponsor, Backyard Birds at https://www.thebirdfoodstore.com/. A mecca for bird lovers and bird watchers, Backyard Birds is an independent family-owned business located in Matthews, NC (next to Dairy Queen), just southeast of Charlotte.
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