Say What?!: Mysterious Orange Dust from Ohio Pear Trees Identified as Fungus

SHARONVILLE, Oh. – A mysterious orange dust coating yards and sidewalks in an Ohio town has been identified by experts as a fungus falling from local pear trees.

Residents in Sharonville said Bradford pear trees have long been a staple of the town, but this was the first year that an unusual orange dust sprinkled the ground near the trees.

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