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Bradford Pear Bounty- Harnett County

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You asked, we listened! This fall, and in partnership with the NC Forest Service, we are excited to offer our first-ever Bradford Pear Bounty for Harnett County! 

What does that mean?

  • Cut down Bradford pears on your property 
  • Document with a photo of the downed trees
  • Submit your photos through a form posted below 

The first 166 participants will receive 3 free, native trees in February. Submissions are due Dec 31, 2022.

However, we can only accept one submission per property owner! 

Click here to make your submission

Contact Tim Mathews at 910.893.7530 for more information

So why the Bradford pear?

  • Famous as a landscape tree
  • Notorious for breaking easily during storms and for fishy-smelling blooms in spring 
  • Escapes from landscapes into the woods
    • Highly invasive; takes over woods
    • Grows long thorns that puncture tires and damages equipment 
    • Damages our natural environment 

It’s up to us to do what we can to stop the spread of Bradford pears and find native alternatives to support our environment. 

Learn more about the Bradford pear by visiting the Plant Toolbox

Learn more about the 

Bradford pear bounty. Remove a bradford pear, get 3 free native trees, plant and establish the new trees.