The favorite Bradford Pear of Emma in Summer 2015

Name(s)

> Emma

Tree species 

> Bradford Pear

Location

 > Front yard

Narrative

The tree is located in my front yard and it's about 40 feet tall. I like that it's big and in front of my bedroom window, and blocks some sunlight from my room, so it's not so bright in the morning. Leaves on the tree are broad; non-lobed leaves that are very shiny. The tree has lots of leaves, so in the fall, when the leaves fall, my mom can rake the leaves up into a big pile, so I can jump in them. My tree is one of the biggest in the neighborhood. Overall, the tree is gorgeous because of the white flowers in spring. Trees provide wildlife habitat. That is very important to animals. They need homes to live just like us. When you cut down trees, you are cutting down their homes too. Trees not only make the environment pretty, but they provide homes for thousands of animals. Trees provide oxygen and give people pretty things to look at when they are walking or jogging. The Bradford Pear is an easily identified tree by two things, white blossoms and a bad smell. Some people say it has a bad smell. Something I have learned about with Bradford Pears is that seeds from the fruits are spreading and taking up space that native trees should have. The trees last for a maximum of 15-20 years, which is not very long for a tree. The trees are very large and are being over planted in North America.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 1211

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 32

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 61

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 12

 

Photography

  1. The favorite Bradford Pear of Emma in Summer 2015