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tree in my yard? #745826

Asked April 23, 2021, 10:09 AM EDT

Hi! This is growing in my pard and I don't know what it is. Can you identify it for me? It might be a plant, but looks more like a tree. Thanks! Donna Poplawski Caledonia, MI

Kent County Michigan

Expert Response

Hi Donna. It is definitely a tree. I'm not sure if it was planted or from a seed that ended up there, but it is too close to your house. I'm guessing it a pear based on their invasive nature. Look around and see if you notice any in the surrounding area. I've attached a few resources for you to compare. 

https://www.purduelandscapereport.org/article/now-is-the-time-to-identify-callery-pear/?_ga=2.231036763.591203701.1619191867-1653481091.1581692387

https://extension.umd.edu/resource/bradford-pear

Angela Van Order Replied April 23, 2021, 11:38 AM EDT

Thanks-you so much! We have a field behind our house with lots of wild growth.  I wandered through there and found a similar looking tree.  So I cut down the tree by our house.  Thanks so much for your quick response.  I feel better now that I cut it down...I was worried it might be too close to the house.

Donna P.

On 4/23/21 11:38 AM, Ask Extension wrote:
LaDonna Poplawski Replied April 23, 2021, 12:50 PM EDT

Yes, it is unfortunate how invasive they have become. Take care and thank you for using Ask Extension.

Angela Van Order Replied April 23, 2021, 12:54 PM EDT

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