9. Pyrus calleryana – Callery Pear
Scientific Name: Pyrus calleryana
Nativity: China and Vietnam
Named after Joseph-Marie Callergy a 19th century sinologist who obtained specimens in China for study in Europe. Pear wood is considered the finest of all fruit-woods and is common in the making of woodwind instruments. It is also common to use pear wood as veneer and for umbrella handles. The callery pear tree is known for its strong scent when flowering.
DBH: 10.2 inches