Pick a Better Pear

Ah, the Callery Pear (Pyrus callerana). Come spring time, these ornamental trees bring beautiful white blooms to neighborhoods across the United States and Wisconsin. Once planted for their disease resistance and tolerance of urban settings, these trees have begun to spark interest for other, less-than-desirable qualities. Last week on NPR, the Callery Pear was featured for […]

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Why Leaves Change Color, as Fall is Finally Here

Fall is officially here, proven true by the yellowed Honey Locust leaves raining down outside my office window. This weekend provides a perfect opportunity to explore the changing colors across the state, with gorgeous weather and many opportunities nearby. As you’re enjoying the beautiful scenery, you may be wondering – why do leaves change color? […]

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