Callery pear, aka Pyrus calleryana
Three new large cedar tree boxes, complete with Callery pear trees, were installed this morning along Main Street from in front of Town Hall up to South Pleasant Street, significantly brightening the heart of downtown Amherst.
Let's hope they don't obscure UMass football banners
The Business Improvement District paid for the boxes ($500 each) and the town provided the trees and people power to install them.
The hardy ornamental trees blossom in the spring, participate in fall foliage and produce only small, hard fruit that doesn't leave a squishy mess on the sidewalk to attracts bees.