White flowering pear trees: so pretty and so invasive

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  • Pear trees cross-pollinate with other trees and spread like wildfire. Photo by Denny Wendell

  • A thicket of invasive pear trees has spread to the sledding hill at the Westlake Recreation Center, crowding out the evergreen trees planted by the city. Photo by Denny Wendell

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