My dad is ornamental horticulturist by trade, but it wasn’t until I was probably in my early twenties that I put together that I might have been named after a pear tree. I’m sure he’ll deny it, but subconsciously Bradford was probably a better choice for a Pear-son than D’Anjou or Bartlett. It’s a bit easier to explain to folks.
With that in mind, here’s an item that will be in this Friday’s police blotter:
At 4:05 p.m., a resident of the 4300 block of Beverly Drive reported that $5,000 worth of damage was done to seven trees in her backyard. When she returned from a business trip March 4, she saw Youpon holly and Bradford pear branches in front of her neighbor’s house. When she entered her own backyard, she saw that branches that extended over from her yard to her neighbors’ yard had been cut. The victim is not on speaking terms with her neighbor, following an incident when the neighbor’s contractor used an electrical outlet on the victim’s property to power tools during the neighbor’s remodel.
Just because I didn’t use your name doesn’t mean I don’t know who you are, neighbor of the resident of the 4300 block of Beverly Drive. And you just clipped the wrong trees.