Two Bradford pear trees and one maple tree were cut down at Hillcrest apartments yesterday, July 27. However, with less than 24-hour notice about the tree removal, residents wondered if the trees were cut down because of recent security-camera installations
About the tree removals in downtown Asheville recently: While I understand that it is painful to lose trees, especially when they appear to be fine and healthy, people should not be so hasty to condemn the city for removing them. I love trees too, but Bradford pears are notorious for having exceedingly poor structure with […]
Update: Clare Hanrahan ties herself to one of the pear trees the city is removing in a downtown-wide project..
EARLIER: The city of Asheville is removing some trees in the Central Business District, including these Bradford pears in front of the Haywood Park Hotel. Arborist Mark Foster has noted, ““People planted Bradford pears because they are attractive when they bloom and they are urban tolerant.” Foster says. “It wasn’t until they began falling apart 15 or 20 years later that people realized it wasn’t such a good idea.” …