Twin Pecan Trees

That’s what I’ve decided are the twin grandfather trees off our back porch at Neely’s Canyon. By the shape of their leaves, which are spearhead-like.

And that explains why the squirrels like to play on them, says Barbara Ellen. Ah, but I have seen them play on big oaks, too.

Too bad we can’t gather their pecans, but they are deeply rooted a good hundred feet down the steep slope of the canyon and therefore unreachable. Chiefly because it would be a bear for us two old fogies  to climb back up.

UPDATE: The trees, actually an outgrowth of one trunk at the base, are well over 100-feet high. May have been seasonal harvesting of pecans by a hundred years or more of visits by indigenous people and later, local ranchers.

5 responses to “Twin Pecan Trees

  1. Go down to the bottom and call a cab to take you back to the front door… I have found many “work-arounds” like that since my decripitude.

  2. I doubt even a four-wheel drive could climb that steep slope, without rolling over backwards. Good to hear from you, JD

  3. If they look these, they are pecan trees

    I’ve got two pecan side tables that I got from my grandparents who lived in NC some 50 years ago, very sturdy pieces.

    • They do and they are. Hard to find anything made of “virgin” wood nowadays. It’s all pressed or plywood.

      • You got that right, so disappointing in some of the manufacturing today, but i got it on one hand, but would like to see the quality improve. Don’t mind paying additional cost for something as long it doesn’t breakdown or not work after a couple of years. We live in a “throwaway” society