A Remarkable pecan

Tree Information
Common Name: pecan
Scientific name: Carya illinoinensis
Category: Historic tree
Notes: This tree is grows at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, first US president, and can be seen on many post cards. The tree is believed to have been planted between 1850 and 1860. It was the Virginia state champion tree (largest pecan) until a larger one was discivered in 2006. A sister tree to this pecan was removed after being damaged by Hurrican Isabel in 2004.
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Nominator: Dean Norton
Location of Tree
County/City: Fairfax
Name of tree owner: Mount
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