I cannot tell you how many times I would like to ban these trees. They have a high rate of splitting in storms or gusts of wind. They are producing these tiny pears in abundance leaving a mess all over the place. And they are the last tree to drop their leaves in the fall causing cleanups into mid to late Dec. Last year the leaves held on until Christmas and I was not able to do some cleanups until 12/31!!!!!!!!!! I even dropped customers that have more than 1 bradford pear in their lawn due to the pain they have become. Does anyone else hate these trees? Another one I cannot stand is the pin oak. Just venting this morning since I am sick and cannot go to church.