Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is one of the most important native nut trees in North America. It is a large, straight-trunked tree native to river bottoms and rich fertile soils. The trees develop a broad, almost flat-topped crown, composed of vase-shaped branches, with a large relatively short trunk. The nut, a beloved pie ingredient, ripens in the fall.

If Trees Could Sing…

Click here to see Amy Grant talk about one of her favorite trees. Video courtesy of The Nature Conservancy and Amy Grant.

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Photos taken at Old Town June 2022.