Callery pears: An invader ‘worse than murder hornets!’

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By JANET McCONNAUGHEY – Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stinky but handsome and widely popular landscape trees have spawned aggressive invaders, creating thickets that overwhelm native plants and sport nasty four-inch spikes.Bradford pears and 24 other ornamental trees were developed from Callery pears — a species brought to America a century ago to save…

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