Pecan Deceased

 

photo by Bill Sublette

On November 11, 2021, this specimen Pecan tree was cut down, due to decay found inside when a large branch fell. It had looked as beautiful as ever this fall and is a huge loss for the community. Thank you Branchlands for hosting and caring for this elder member of your landscape such long time!

CATS member Harriet Madieros has moved from Branchlands now, but other residents who loved the old Pecan, have been helpful with this valuable entry over the years. Thank you!!

 

 

 

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Address:1300 Branchlands Dr
Common Name:Pecan
Latin Name:Carya, illinoinensis
Circumference:16.7', diameter 5.3'
Category:- Large Size
- Uniqueness
- Historical
Best Seen From:near the Manor House
GPS Coordinates:38.071926,-78.477367
Comments:This huge Pecan is near the old Branchlands Manor, built in 1861. This is the only date we have, in terms of the huge tree's age. The Manor or cottage owners may have planted it, or they could have built around it. The old Manor is where the community eats now.
The tree's bark is loose and rough as old trees tend to get, one of the largest Pecans you'll ever see.
In early November a big branch fell off the tree and revealed decay inside the trunk. Despite its beauty and look of health, the tree came down November. An arborist said it was in danger of falling over.
Owner:Branchlands Property Owners