In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Pecan Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Pecan Tree.
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How to Draw a Pecan Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: First start by drawing the trunk. Draw a slightly curved line, leave space and then draw another curved line to mirror that one but then curve it out a little bit as well.
Step 2: Next, draw the roots. Draw thick, twisted lines that are medium size all along the bottom of the trunk.
Step 3: Then, draw the trunk lines. We want to make the trunk look details so draw slightly curved lines up and down the trunk. Some lines can be medium size and others can be smaller.
Step 4: Now, draw the outline of the leaves. The leaves are a “V” shape but have a little more curve to the lines. Draw these curved “V’s” in a circle shape around the top of the trunk.
Step 5: To finish, draw leaves and the details of fruit. Draw small circles all around the inside of the leaves outline. Around these circles, draw three or four of the curved “V’s”.
Interesting Facts about Pecan Trees
Pecan Trees grow naturally in the Southeast region of the United States. The trees are related to the hickory family which makes its fruit a nut. Pecan Trees grow between 66 and 131 feet tall. They grow near river beds and well-nourished soil. The leaves on the tree are slightly hair and grow in pairs up the leaf stock. The Pecan nut has become a symbol of the American south and the holiday Thanksgiving.
Did you know?
- Pecans were a popular food source for the Native Americans living in this region of the United States
- Pecans are primarily used to make sweets like Pecan pie and pralines which are sugar coated pecans.
- In 1919, the state of Texas in the United States made the Pecan Tree its state tree.
- Pecan wood is used for flooring and smoking. Smoking is when a person burns wood near meat for a long time. The taste of the wood eventually gets into the meat.
- In 1906, the governor of Texas, James Stephen Hogg requested a Pecan Tree was planted near his grave.
Activity: Offer your kids the chance to be a part of your holiday preparation. Help them bake a pecan pie. Pecan pie is an easy recipe and a definite unique flavor.