Pecan leaves are alternate, pinnately compound with 9 to 15 finely serrate and often curved leaflets, 12 to 18 inches long. The male flowers in hanging, yellow-green catkins, often in pairs of three 4 to 5 inches long. Females Flowers are small and yellowish green, 4-angled. The fruit or nut are large, oblong, brown, splotched with black, thin shelled nuts, 1 1/2 to 2 inches long, husks are thin, usually occur in clusters on trees, mature in fall. The barkis Smooth when young, becoming narrowly fissured into thin broken strips, often scaly.
It is a large tree that can reach heights well over 100 feet with spreading crown when in the open.
Working PropertiesEasy to turn while green. Prone to movement and minor checking while drying. Even though the wood is very hard when dry it cut nicely. Sands and finishes very well for such an open grained wood.
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