I live in the middle of a Pecan orchard, none this year due to the drought (texas), so many trees here, I guess thats why Ferdinand Lindheimer (Texas botanist) moved here when Comanches were still roaming these parts. When I feel old I walk around the corner and theres a 175 year old Live Oak (I think it’s a live Oak), second oldest in Texas, Oldest being in El Paso and theres always the 5 foot thick cypress on the Guadalupe/Comal River. Welcome to the Texas Hill Country.
Though it’s gonna be in the 20’s tonight the locally supplied anti-freeze (Dripping Springs Vodka) is excellent.
Pecans worldwide have their origins in Texas and Northern Mexico.
I just completed chopping down one of my 100 year old pecan trees because lightning struck it. A local guy cut it up and hauled it away to sell as fire wood. Or, maybe to a restaurant for BBQ wood.
There are pecan trees there in Texas (on the Blanco River) that must be 20 feet in diameter. I could park my car behind them and you couldn't see the car.
PS...I retired from TI, Houston.