Archive for March 4th, 2006

Ornamental oriental

Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ in Piedmont Park

Another spring highlight in these parts is the Bradford pear, a lovely tree native to eastern Asia that, unfortunately, is very susceptible to having its major limbs split from the main trunk, especially during ice storms. This time of the year, however, they are just plain stunning.

Question of the day: will I sign up for Mandarin Chinese for Beginners this spring at Emory?