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Re: Bradford Pears
>Speaking of the pear tree, as I was cursing the fact that the tree
>driveway, I considered that Bradford Pears must have little wildlife value
>despite the profusion of fruit. I was taught a lesson this morning
>the house, a flock of Cedar Waxwings alighted in the tree and began to devour
>fruit. I guess I'm happy to trade a messy car for the privilege of seeing the
>handsome waxwings. We had noted waxwings in this tree before, but
>were just passing through.
Interesting--a friend of mine in Durham sees waxwings eating the
fruit of his Bradford Pears every winter. I, likewise, never thought
of them as a tree with much value to wildlife.