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Goodbye smelly tree: South Carolina to ban sale of invasive Bradford pear trees – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-15 13:41:05 –

Harston, South Carolina (WCBD) – South Carolina aims to put an end to trees that often stink when they begin to bloom in early spring.

Bradford Pear was first introduced to the United States in 1909, but began cross-pollinating and producing fruit in the 2000s. Later, these fruits were spread by birds.Charleston County Environmental Management Crushes Hope for a New Life for Murder Dolls

When blooming in spring, this tree, also known as calery, blooms white flowers before the leaves come out. The flowers have a pungent and unpleasant odor.

South Carolina could become one of two states in the United States banning the sale of Bradford pear trees, which are considered invasive species and often impede the growth of native plants.

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“Pyrus calleryana (or Callery pear) and three Elaeagnus species have been added to the state’s list of plant pests with the approval of state government representatives and Clemson’s head of regulatory and public service programs.” Said Clemson University. “Currently, the vested interest period of just over three years is ticking for the nursery industry to stop selling these plant species to comply with the new regulations.”

The ban makes it illegal to sell or trade plants, but owning them is not illegal and you do not have to remove them from your property.

You can read more about the move to eradicate them in Bradford Pear and South Carolina click here..

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