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The Chinese Pear That Ate America

Posted on 2018.10.27 at 13:04
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Scientists thought they had created the perfect tree.
But it became a nightmare.


...But like a comic book supervillain who had started off good, the Bradford pear crossed over to something darker. It turned from thornless to spiky, limber to brittle, chaste to promiscuous, tame to feral. Most of all, it became invasive. It is now an ecological marauder destined to continue its spread for decades, long after those suburban tract houses have faded away. Generations yet to be born will come to know this tree and learn to hate it.

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