At the parking lot last week, I spotted the year’s first blooming tree. It must be a Bradford pear tree. They’re early bloomers, so they must be hardy, because there’s still the remote possibility of frost in February.
Bradford pear trees don’t normally produce fruit as far as I know,
but they have lovely blossoms.
In a few months, leaves will replace the blossoms and provide welcome shade for the parking lot. I love how deciduous trees let the sunshine in for winter, then give us shade in the summer, and of course there’s the oxygen. Blossoms are a bonus.
There’s so much to love about trees.
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