Type Of Pecan Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Stratford, CT
Question by KABARRON
March 31, 1999
I am trying to find out what type of pecan tree I have in my yard. Someone told me it is not a pecan tree but a Black Locust. It does not have seed pods like a locust tree gets. Can you help me?


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Answer from NGA
March 31, 1999

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Pecan trees (Carya illinoensis) have foliage like an English walnut with 11-17 leaflets 4-7 inches long arranged opposite one another on a single leaf stem. Robinia (Locust) has thorny branchlets and leaves divided into 7-19 leaflets 1-2 inches long, with two leaf stems growing opposite one another with a flower in between. These leaf descriptions should help you decide whether your tree is a pecan or a locust.

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