I attended a field day at Forrest Keeling Nursery last week and had a great time visiting with the nursery staff and meeting new people interested in planting pecan trees. It seems the ornamental nursery business is in a slump because of lagging home sales and new home construction. However, pecan trees sales continue to be strong. In fact Forrest Keeling is having a hard time growing enough trees to meet demands.
During every recession, a movement develops for people to turn back to the land in a search for tangible economic security. Growing pecans is a long term investment that rewards a land owner with both a sense of accomplishment and good financial returns. Its no wonder pecan trees are soaring.