The Big Pecan is a beloved, 145-year-old tree located at one of the entrances to Highland Park, Texas. For those of you unfamiliar with Highland Park, it is one of the most distinguished neighborhoods in Texas. This tree was submitted by Milton Threadgill, a longtime Highland Park resident who has fond memories growing up right by the tree. Milton writes, “I was born and raised until the age of eighteen about two streets from where this tree is located. It is beautiful to see with the lights at Christmas as shown in the picture or in its natural state the rest of the year.” An award-winning documentary, titled, “Million Dollar Monarch,” was made about the tree by KERA executive producer Rob Tranchin. The video “traces the tree’s history back to the cornfields that once lined Preston Trail, how it escaped destruction as a city grew around it, how it lives through the seasons and has become a beautiful landmark.” Thank you, Rob, for making this Emmy-award winning documentary about this tree and thank you, Milton Threadgill, for sending this fabulous story. Trees really are treasured in Texas.