What Tree is this?

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Date Photo Taken: February 26, 2011
Location: Winston, GA
Posted By: leswood

Notes:

This is a tree in our backyard by our deck, we recently puchased this home and have no idea what type of tree this is. It has very large thick thorns (all over)

COMMENTS

  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    maybe ‘Winter King’ hawthorn
    see
    http://www.bumblebeeblog.com/2008/05/07/not-just-a-king-in-winter-the-winter-king-hawthorn/

    March 2nd, 2011 at 4:37 pm
  2. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    I think this may be a seedling Bradford Pear, actually called a Callery Pear. By now this tree is probably blooming white flowers that have a heavy, musk-y scent. If this is a pear rather than a Hawthorn my advice is to prune it at ground level and treat the stump with Round Up.

    March 5th, 2011 at 9:46 am
  3. gracie Unregistered says:

    Kill it. Those spikes you see will puncture tractor tires! It is the Callery Pear and they are terrible. We have been battling these trees since we moved to the country. Our pasture was full of them. Round up has not worked for us. I would use a brush killer. They multiply like rabbits.

    Good Luck to you.

    March 16th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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