The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently announced the addition of Callery pear to its Controlled and Noxious Weed List, along with a plan to phase out the sale and planting of America’s darling by 2024.
“It’s popular as a street tree. A lot of people line their driveways with them; they are in a lot of public places,” said Scott Weaver, fourth-generation owner of Iannetti’s Garden Center in Burgettstown. “It is a very popular tree. It is a very attractive tree. People really like them.”