Highland Park's Iconic 150-Year-Old Pecan Tree Has Been Chopped Down

The tree lighting has been a Highland Park tradition since 1927, according to the town

It took just three days for a crew to cut down a tree in Highland Park that was more than 150 years old. The Big Pecan Tree was famous for the 5,000 Christmas lights strung across its branches around the holidays.

Residents and visitors alike considered it a wayfinder and a town treasure.

The 75-foot-wide tree was chopped down on Monday because, as a town of Highland Park news release stated, it had "succumbed to age and disease."

Shaban Athuman | The Dallas Morning News
Construction workers remove the remainder of Highland Park's 150 year-old pecan tree on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. By the end of the day, all that will be left will be a mound of dirt. (Shaban Athuman / Staff Photographer)

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