If I’m not mistaken, we are technically (according to the calendar not the weather), officially in Spring. To me, Spring means daffodils, tulips, and buds on trees, so I thought it was a good time to let you know that our City Arborist has told me that he’s going to do his part to improve the 43 gateway into Kent this spring by planting flowering trees in the median. First impressions are important, so I was delighted to hear that we’re planning to upgrade Kent’s first impression.
The City will be planting 25 hybrid pears within the two islands that will bloom with white flowers in the spring. These trees have a compact design and will accommodate the site very well since they require very little maintenance.
And don’t worry, the new hybrids are bred to be strong so the constant limb damage with the original pear trees won’t be a problem.
The trees and the wild flowers that are already in the islands, should make for a much more appealing entrance-way into Kent. And remember, that section of 43 was widened and paved last year, and we’ll be paving the old section of 43 (from 261 into downtown) this year, so by the time we’re done this should really be a great looking drive into Kent.
The New HYBRID Pear Trees
Known for it’s pleasing oval shape and dazzling white spring flowers.
Quickly grows to 20-30 ft. tall making it an ideal size for small and medium sized yards.
This new hybrid (Cleveland Pear) is stronger than its predecessor. So if you no longer have to worry about snow and ice damage.
This new variety is fruitless, so they don’t cause a mess with seedpods. They are very pest resistant as well.
Grows very uniform in shape. It puts out leaves to create a full, near-flawless shape. This is why you often see them planted in groups or along driveways and roads
In the fall, the leaves turn from a deep green to a dark scarlet red, announcing that fall has arrived.