BRASELTON, Ga. — A 300-year-old pecan tree once designated as one of the largest in Georgia will soon come down.
The town of Braselton announced Monday that the pecan tree located at Mulberry Park has died and has been deemed a safety hazard.
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Arborists will start removing the tree off Grand Hickory Drive sometime during the week of Feb. 14.
“The tree’s health has been declining over the past decade, and we are saddened to announce that it has died. It has become a beloved landmark for Braselton residents,” Town Manager Jennifer Scott said.
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The pecan tree has been a notable symbol for the area.
The tree is older than the town and even the state of Georgia. It is estimated to be more than 300 years old. The town protected the tree in 2003 during the construction of the Mulberry Park neighborhood in south Hall County.
Scott said the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority will plant a new pecan tree in its place with a Arbor Day ceremony on April 29.
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