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poops_at_parties
Member since Jan 2016
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Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
I know they're not evergreens but would they be a decent privacy screen from spring thru fall if I plant them close enough? I'm looking for something that grows pretty fast and about 20-30 feet tall to hide a nearby building.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
Where would this be?


poops_at_parties
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
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Where would this be?

My property lines in south Louisiana.


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Kyre Banorg
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
Do you see those growing there. Both say down to zone 8. I have no knowledge of this-just what I have googled,

Image: https://www.arborday.org/images/zones/zones5-8.png


poops_at_parties
Member since Jan 2016
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
Yea, I see a lot of people with them and they're sold here too.


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MSWebfoot
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
There are a bunch of the Bartlett pears here around Memphis. I notice a lot of broken branches in them after semi-heavy winds. I won't have one because of that.


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NASA_ISS_Tiger
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
Do you have heavy winds? If so a Bartlett or Bradford Pear is not for you unless you enjoy warm strolls in the rain picking up branches and admiring a tree that has half the trunk missing when the limbs broke off.



poops_at_parties
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
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Do you have heavy winds? If so a Bartlett or Bradford Pear is not for you unless you enjoy warm strolls in the rain picking up branches and admiring a tree that has half the trunk missing when the limbs broke off.

Point well-received


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SetTheMood
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
My tree guy said the one of the absolute worst trees to plant in south Louisiana is a Bartlett/Bradford pear. They apparently snap like toothpicks in a stiff breeze.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
At least Bartlett gets you fruit. Bradford gets you nothing.


Pop
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
Aren't pear trees deciduous? If so, the privacy in lacking in winter.


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BRich
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
Holly trees are a better alternative. Quick growing, evergreen.


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WylieTiger
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re: Would Bartlett Pear and Orient Pear Trees be a good privacy screen?
Screw a Bradford Pear. Worthless as a Water Oak.


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