Topeka, Kansas–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–Topeka, KS
Gage Park Maintenance Compound
4320 SW 10th St, Topeka, KS, 66604
Topeka Eventbrite Registration
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/