Wilmington, NC - October 21, 2023
Sanford, NC - October 28, 2023
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Note: This is not the link for event registration. Registration to receive trees will open 6-8 weeks before the event.
Rutherford County, NC - Fall 2023
Location and date to be announced.
Sick of your Bradford pear trees?
Please read program requirements before registering!
Check back soon for fall event registration!
Bradford Pear Bounty Program Requirements
- Pre-registration is required (click registration box above).
- Tree removal is the homeowner’s responsibility. Several tree care service providers are offering discounts for those participating in the program. See the removal discounts page for more information.
- This is an event-based program. Participants MUST attend at the location and date/time of the event to pick up their trees.
- Only the homeowner can register and receive replacement trees.
- Any North Carolina resident is eligible.
- A before and after photo must be brought to the event (i.e., a picture of the tree standing and a picture of the tree on the ground/cut). If the tree was not flowering when cut, an additional photo with a close up of the leaves or bark is required.
- Replacement trees are free, native, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
- One native tree is exchanged for each Bradford/Callery pear tree removal. Up to five (5) trees can be exchanged.
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