On October 17, guests gathered at the Adams’ Residence in Keatchi to celebrate and recognize the new Louisiana Champion Pecan tree. The Natural Resources Conservation Service completed the measurement of the tree on June 2, 2023, in which it was determined to be the new Champion Pecan tree. With a circumference of 15ft 1in, a height of 112ft, and an average limb span of 104.5ft, this champion tree scored 319 total points.
The DeSoto Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service presented the Adams family with a commemorative sign to signify the tree. LSU AgCenter Nutritionists were on site with nutritional information about pecans, delicious samples of roasted pecans for guests, as well as healthy pecan recipes. Pecans were donated by Louisiana Plantation Pecans in Mansfield.
Source: DeSoto Parish Tourism Commission