Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Pecan tree wood to be distributed Saturday

Pecan tree firewood, photo courtesy of the town of Flower Mound

Flower Mound residents can pick up wood from the old pecan tree this weekend.

The large pecan tree, believed to be over 100 years old, was located outside the town Community Activity Center, and it died during the winter and was cut down last week. The town announced Thursday that some of the wood collected from the tree can be used as firewood and will be distributed on Saturday.

The firewood will be available at 8 a.m. at Gerault Park, 1200 Gerault Road, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to Flower Mound residents only. Residents will need to bring a utility bill or driver’s license to show proof of residency. Quantities will be limited per person. Residents can’t cut the wood on site, but the wood has been precut to manageable sizes, according to a news release from the town.

Another portion of the wood from the tree has been saved for Flower Mound woodworkers. The town is working with a local company to process that wood and will promote a pickup day when available. The wood has been precut into slabs to start the air-drying process, so it may be one to two months before the pieces are available for pickup. 
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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