Removal of Big Pecan To Begin on Monday

Weather permitting, removal of the Big Pecan Tree at Armstrong Parkway and Preston Road will begin on Monday and continue for three days.

The town of Highland Park announced the scheduled for the tree’s removal Thursday afternoon.

“For 150 + years the Big Pecan Tree has adorned its place on Armstrong Parkway, and grew into a historic and cherished landmark for Highland Park,” Lt. Lance Koppa, public information officer, announced in an email. “While the Big Pecan Tree has proven to be extraordinarily resilient, sadly the tree has reached a point where its removal is necessary to maintain safety for pedestrians and passing motorists.”

Plans include preserving wood from the tree to be used in some commemorative way, depending the amount of useable lumber available after removal.

“Like you, I share many wonderful memories of the Big Pecan Tree,” Koppa said. “To quote Mayor Goodwin, ‘The legacy of the Big Pecan Tree will be preserved in many ways, most notably within its historic connections as a gathering place for the Highland Park community.'”

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William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

One thought on “Removal of Big Pecan To Begin on Monday

  • October 18, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    How about replacing it with another Pecan Tree, a big one trans planted from somewhere else?


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