Bradford Pears are beautiful in bloom, and in the fall when they turn bright colors. But, they tend to be short-lived. Many Bradford Pears split apart at a young age due to the weakness of their structure. This tree was less than 20 years old when it split today. Bradford Pears are vigorous growers, and it may regenerate and fill in the voids. The owner will need to decide whether to wait for that, or to remove the damaged tree and replace it with another tree.
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