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Bradford Pear Bounty

A shared project between Clemson University
and the SC Forestry Commission

illustration of a bradford pear tree and a young potted tree, word remove and replace

bradford pear in bloomBradford pears are not native to the U.S. and have been widely planted in South Carolina for years. While the blossoms are pretty, they have a pungent odor and the trees often break during storms. Even worse, Bradford pear trees directly contribute to one of the worst invasive plant species in the Southeast – the Callery pear. This program will give homeowners the option to remove Bradford pears and replace them with native trees. Doing so will help reduce the amount of seed that can grow into Callery pears and will help diversify the urban landscape.

Property owners are encouraged to exchange up to five (5) Bradford Pear trees for an equal number of FREE, healthy, native, young replacement trees, a one-for-one replacement.

2023 Dates

Aiken
February 25, 8-11 am
Cold Creek Nurseries
398 Hitchcock Pkwy

Laurens
March 11, 8-11 am
Laurens Electric Coop
2254 Highway 14

Spartanburg

March 25, 8-11 am
Spartanburg Community College
107 Community College Drive

Fall 2023

Manning
Van Wyck

Details & registration links coming soon



Meet our Sponsors

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Clemson Cooperative Extension Service

Clemson Extension helps improve the quality of life of all South Carolinians by providing unbiased, research-based information through an array of public outreach programs in youth development; agribusiness; agriculture; food, nutrition and health; and natural resources.

Learn More about Extension

South Carolina Forestry Commission

The SC Forestry Commission protects, promotes and enhances South Carolina’s forests for the benefit of all. With a vision to see healthy forests, resilient communities, and impeccable service, the SC Forestry commission values safety, integrity, community, service and commitment.

Learn More about the SC Forestry Commisson
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