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Lee’s Summit–Callery Pear Buyback Event

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

April 22, 2023–10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Callery Pear Buyback Event, Earth Day & Native Plant Sale–Lee’s Summit, MO
Metropolitan Community College – Longview
500 Southwest Longview Road, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64081
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Once considered an up-and-coming ornamental shade tree in the 1950s, the invasive Callery pear (often sold as Bradford, Chantecleer, or Cleveland Select) tree has overtaken roadways, woodlands, and grasslands.  According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, a single wild tree, originating in Asia, can spread quickly by seed and vegetative means, often forming dense thickets within several years and outcompeting native plants. In forested settings, it leafs out earlier than our native trees, effectively shading out spring wildflowers.

To continue to spread awareness about how the invasive Callery pear tree (Pyrus calleryana) causes harm to economics and the environment, Evergy, Deep Roots, and our partners are hosting our second Callery Pear Buy-back in the Kansas City area and Northeast Kansas.

Learn More Here: https://deeproots.org/callery-pear-events/


April 22
10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT


Deep Roots KC
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Metropolitan Community College Longview
500 SW Longview Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64081 United States
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