Pecan Nut Tree - Virgin
|Common Name||Pecan Nut Tree|
|Address||72 East Main, Virgin|
|Year Planted||Approx: 1800s|
|DBH Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) is the standard forestry measurement of the tree's trunk diameter at 4.5 ft from the base.|
|Name of Nominator||Lorinda Rose|
|Ownership||Private: Lorinda Rose|
Though there is no documented history of the tree that has been found at this time, the property where it is located was settled by Mormon pioneers in the mid 1800's. The home of Elisha Lee, a son of John D. Lee, used to stand nearby. It was likely planted by pioneers from seed stock they brought to the area.
Old timers in Virgin still recall the days as children when, after raiding the neighbor's watermelons from their gardens, they would hide underneath what was then a very large tree to secretly eat their spoils.