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Old 02-01-2011, 03:45 PM
 
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I live in DFW TX area and we are having what will be the coldest weather tonight in decade...
We own house that our son rents--it has two large pecan trees probably 30 yrs old on the west side

right now the temp is about 20 and has been all day--there was more sleet than snow earlier this morning and the wind was so strong not much of the ice stayed in the trees to weigh the branches down

up until this bad weather the winter has been pretty normal and it was fairly nice this past weekend--temps over 50

how likely is it that those trees might be damaged....
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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We have a pecan tree in NC and I never even thought about it being damaged by cold (temperature of 20 is not uncommon). I don't think you have anything to worry about.

Aren't the trees dormant? Or where you live do they keep their leaves all winter?
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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My biggest pecan tree is around 80 years old. Way back in 1983 it got down to 8 degrees here, so I know they can handle that. The branches are rather brittle though, so if ice begins to build they could break off.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: NC
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my grandparents (in NC) have a huge one in their yard. our climate is smiliar to yours (my dad lives outside dallas and we talk weather all the time LOL)

your pecan tree will be just fine
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Holland, MI
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I have two growing in my backyard here in Michigan, though I doubt its the same variety.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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The tree will not be hurt, start looking for a bumper crop of pecans in the fall. Mine always produces better after a solid chill.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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I live in DFW TX area and we are having what will be the coldest weather tonight in decade...
We own house that our son rents--it has two large pecan trees probably 30 yrs old on the west side

right now the temp is about 20 and has been all day--there was more sleet than snow earlier this morning and the wind was so strong not much of the ice stayed in the trees to weigh the branches down

up until this bad weather the winter has been pretty normal and it was fairly nice this past weekend--temps over 50

how likely is it that those trees might be damaged....
Hummmm, sounds like natures' pruning shears to me, unlikely the tree will be seriously injured.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Pecans are native to the South central US all the way up Mississippi river area to the Wisconsin/Illinois border. I don't think cold weather should be an issue. The only issue I would see was if the tree was beginning to sprout and then the cold weather came.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:14 AM
 
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Does anyone have experience with the Northern Hardy Pecan sold by Miller Nurseries? (Miller is now Stark)

I have two over 30 feet tall (over 10 years old) that have yet to bear nuts.
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