I'm in north Alabama. About 10 minutes from TN. I remember the first house I bought had a bradford pear. That first spring, I thought someone had put out a load of chicken little on their pasture. The stink just wouldn't go away. I couldn't figure out what it was for a while but I figured it out. The closer I got to that bradford pear, the worse it got. They are beautiful trees but theres reasons why you don't see people planting them anymore. Just when mine got big nice and pretty, a thunderstorm broke limbs out of it. It looked so bad, I had to cut it down.