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lost a monster pecan #9049742 05/20/24 12:20 PM
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Went to shred some pastures after the recent rains and found that the storms took down the biggest pecan tree on my property. The freeze and drought conditions last year pretty much killed it, and it was hanging on by a thread. I guess the wind was just too much for the old girl.

I cut the branches off for now but left the main trunk intact in case I find someone that may want to mill it. That being said, does anybody know anyone that may be interested? Please share if you do. I would hate to cut up that old of a tree for firewood. Heck, there's enough wood left on the trunk I need to cut off to make a huge tabletop if someone wanted too.

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A lot of good cooking or fire wood there. Hate to see the old trees die but they generally do over time,


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Re: lost a monster pecan [Re: Capt.JVH] #9049880 05/20/24 04:23 PM
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We have a mile and a half of creek bottom on our lease with probably close to 300 mature pecan trees...about half died from last year to this year.

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There's a mill in Santa Anna, you might give them a call.


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Kids house in Houston - structural and water damage. Neighbor's OLD pecan tree. Covered half her roof. Lots of good wood going to waste now.

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Makes some great smoke wood. food


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TXhunter, sounds like I got off light. I have 250 tagged pecan trees. I only lost 20 due to the freeze and drought. And all of them were old, non-producers. My good high yield trees all look great this year. I may end up going the chainsaw mill route and cut a few good slabs out of this for a live edged table and then split the rest for firewood.

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I feel your pain. Spouse's family lost these 2 big old pecans last year.
One was obviously dying but the other was healthy looking but blew down.
Husband said they could well be 150 years old or more. One was mentioned as a witness tree.

We took another load of wood off the huge one this April. It has to be 5 ft across at the trunk.
It also would make some nice slabs but will probably rot away.

Sounds like you all have some more weather coming in, stay safe !!

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That would make some incredible mantles too.


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3C Craftsmen in Santa Anna has crews all over the state looking for good wood like this. Give them a call and they may come get it

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Some real good fire wood right there up

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Horrible shame to lose big old Pecans like that. We had one in Louisiana that was so old that it was called “the Reb Tree”, supposedly dating back to the War of Northern Aggression.


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