Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Pecan Nut Tree - Virgin

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Common Name Pecan Nut Tree
Species Carya illinoensis
Address 72 East Main, Virgin
City Virgin
Year Planted Approx: 1800s
Height 75 Feet
Circumference 165 Inches
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
Date Rated 2002-01-03
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.

Author Lorinda Rose