A Woodland Tree Company licensed arborist examined the tree (it’s healthy) and determined its age to be approximately 275 years old. It was here in Shelby County PRIOR to the Revolutionary War. It is extremely rare for a pecan tree to grow this large or be this old. The land that it is on was originally a land grant given to the first owner in recognition of his service in the Revolutionary War. A log cabin was built beneath the then already large pecan tree and a farm was created around it.
During the Civil War Union troops camped in the area but the tree was spared the soldiers’ need for firewood. The Millar home now sits on the exact spot as the original log cabin — under the shade of that great pecan tree.
Millar Pecan Tree statistics
age: 275 years
circumference at base: 23.9 feet
height 114 ft
width 108 ft
- Lee Millar