It seems that fossil remains indicate that the pecan tree was here long before we were so I suppose its choice as the state tree only seemed fitting. Besides, it was the pecan tree that did so much to sustain those Native Americans who were first in this part of the world. Eating the nut straight from the tree, roasting it, grinding it, and extracting pecan milk from the nut all formed a basic staple in the Indian diet.
In 2001, we pale faces finally caught onto what our predecessors knew long ago and the pecan was designated as the state health nut. Of course, here in the Jones house we tout the health benefits of the pecan on a daily basis, and we prefer that the world contact Durham Pecan in Comanche, Texas for all of its nutty needs!