Ridgewood Ave Pecan

SPECIES: Carya illinoinensis DIAMETER: 62" SPREAD: 70' ORIGINAL TREASURE TREE: Yes

Tree Location

Address:

212 Ridgewood Ave
Charlotte, NC 28209

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Coordinates:

35.178664
-80.839468

 

History

Pecan is actually a species of hickory native to the southen US and Mexico.  They were a favorite food of the American Indian, as they can provide 2 - 5 times more calories per weight as North American game species like white tail deer.  In 2001 the 'Journal of Nutrition' published a study claiming that eating a hand-full of pecans a day may lower cholesterol levels as effectively as some medications.  Other research shows eating pecan daily may deley age related muscle and nerve degeneration.

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