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I've cut down the few bradford pear trees around my place. They were all pretty big, about 50 feet tall and probably 18 to 22 inches in diameter. Is this worth keeping, splitting for firewood? How difficult is it to split by hand? I don't know anything about this wood.

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It’s pretty wimpy and constantly getting snapped off and branched by even gentle thunderstorms

It should split easily


I would burn it, yes. But my Heatmor burns anything.

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That's why I cut it all down. We bought the house a few years ago and the previous owners had planted them. After seeing one snap, I wanted to get the few others that were near the house cut down. I've found working in the summer heat at 60 is not what it use to be at 25, but I don't think they are going anywhere soon.

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You might want to let it season a while, but I imagine it would make some pretty good firewood. As easily as the wind splits it, I doubt it would be any match for a good ole splitting hammer.

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I’ve smoked with it with good results (seasoned for smoke only; charcoal as the heat source)

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Bradford Pear will burn and put out heat, not as good as oak or maple but it's free heat.


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Originally Posted by slumlord
It’s pretty wimpy and constantly getting snapped off and branched by even gentle thunderstorms

It should split easily


I would burn it, yes. But my Heatmor burns anything.



^^^^^^^^ They just suck. I planted a ton of them and they all split the first ice storm.

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It is now illegal to sell those stinking trees in South Carolina.

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Originally Posted by jjenkins
It is now illegal to sell those stinking trees in South Carolina.


Yep .... sure is. They are considered an invasive species that cause a lot of problems for everyone, and every thing, involved.

https://www.wistv.com/2021/07/21/why-sc-foresters-say-banning-sale-bradford-pear-trees/

We cut all of them down on our property some time ago.



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I tried to burn some in my wood stove years ago. It smoldered & smoked like crazy. May have still been a little green, I wasn't impressed.


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Cut my winter wood in the summer. At 64 this summer it is noticeably harder to cut firewood.

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I've been down and out for the past 3 days due to some torn muscles along my rib cage,in the back. I'm about to climb the walls looking at the 2 trees lying in the yard that I have to disassemble.

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Originally Posted by SCRooster
Originally Posted by jjenkins
It is now illegal to sell those stinking trees in South Carolina.


Yep .... sure is. They are considered an invasive species that cause a lot of problems for everyone, and every thing, involved.

https://www.wistv.com/2021/07/21/why-sc-foresters-say-banning-sale-bradford-pear-trees/

We cut all of them down on our property some time ago.


Nurseries in TN can’t sell em anymore either. Just another Asian plague...



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I can't believe a Bradford Pear could make it to 50 feet tall. Sneeze on one and you can blow it down.

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Originally Posted by Stophel
I can't believe a Bradford Pear could make it to 50 feet tall. Sneeze on one and you can blow it down.



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Originally Posted by SCRooster
Originally Posted by jjenkins
It is now illegal to sell those stinking trees in South Carolina.


Yep .... sure is. They are considered an invasive species that cause a lot of problems for everyone, and every thing, involved.

https://www.wistv.com/2021/07/21/why-sc-foresters-say-banning-sale-bradford-pear-trees/

We cut all of them down on our property some time ago.


Never seen what we call a Bradford pear have thorns or any fruits


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Originally Posted by 10gaugemag
Originally Posted by SCRooster
Originally Posted by jjenkins
It is now illegal to sell those stinking trees in South Carolina.


Yep .... sure is. They are considered an invasive species that cause a lot of problems for everyone, and every thing, involved.

https://www.wistv.com/2021/07/21/why-sc-foresters-say-banning-sale-bradford-pear-trees/

We cut all of them down on our property some time ago.


Never seen what we call a Bradford pear have thorns or any fruits



Reread the article again.

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Originally Posted by Ray_Herbert
Originally Posted by 10gaugemag
Originally Posted by SCRooster
Originally Posted by jjenkins
It is now illegal to sell those stinking trees in South Carolina.


Yep .... sure is. They are considered an invasive species that cause a lot of problems for everyone, and every thing, involved.

https://www.wistv.com/2021/07/21/why-sc-foresters-say-banning-sale-bradford-pear-trees/

We cut all of them down on our property some time ago.


Never seen what we call a Bradford pear have thorns or any fruits



Reread the article again.

Caught it that time.


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Back in the 1970’s the Sunday paper ad section up in NY State would have full page photo ads selling those things.

Ain’t seen it down here but we have Chinaberry, which might be worse.


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Originally Posted by Stophel
I can't believe a Bradford Pear could make it to 50 feet tall. Sneeze on one and you can blow it down.


There is a 20 year old 30+ footer 3 houses up from me and it looks great. It must be artificial.

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