It’s a popular sight in Ireland and beyond: the pecan tree, its bark and foliage standing in for the shrubbery of a field, in a way that looks like a tree but is really a sapling.
But there’s a catch: the fruit is actually an ornamental shrub.
In the south-eastern corner of the country, a group of local farmers is trying to change that.
They call it ‘The Pecan Tree’ and hope to inspire more farmers to make the change.
But is this just a simple gesture?
Or is it a way to get back to the days of early farming?
The roots of the pecans are in ancient Irish history, long before the advent of farming.
In the first century BC, the Romans planted a single plant in the country known as ‘the seedling’ – an edible plant used to feed the Romans.
They planted this seedling at the base of the hill on the northern coast of the island of Ireland, where today it is known as the village of Kells, named after its former inhabitants.
In its early years, it thrived on the land, taking advantage of the abundant and sunny conditions.
In fact, in the centuries following, the peculan shrub eventually reached the height of its popularity, with the tree reaching heights of 15 metres.
It had already been planted on the hillside at Kells for around 400 years when the Romans started to use it for their own purposes.
But it wasn’t until the 17th century that the trees began to be used for their food and for other purposes, particularly as a vegetable source.
It was in this time period that a man named Henry Ford came up with the concept of the ‘Ford Model T’.
The first vehicle that was powered by electricity, it was a practical car that was capable of pulling around 40 miles per hour.
But when Ford was given permission to make a new Model T, he started to experiment with different types of engines, producing a new model that he named the ‘T’.
It’s now known as a ‘truckshaft’.
Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company, died in 1904 and his estate passed on the idea of a new type of vehicles to his sons, Donald and Ford, who continued the work.
This concept of a Truckshafts model was later called the ‘Henry Ford Model T’, and it was the vehicle that became known as one of the most successful cars in history.
A small part of this idea was to help support the Irish people in times of hardship, like the Irish famine in the 1840s.
The concept of ‘the pecan trees’ is also a way of expressing solidarity with people in need.
The Pecans, the tree that grew alongside the Irish village, has a large number of leaves and branches that are used as branches and are used to hang a variety of food items.
In this way, it can be seen as a symbol of solidarity with the Irish community.
People from all over the world have visited Kells to buy pecannas.
The farmer’s association has also developed an awareness campaign to encourage people to visit Kells and give the pecoran tree a good old-fashioned hug.
The farmers’ association is also looking to introduce a ‘pecan tree garden’, a place where people can hang out and play with the pecoan trees.
The association has been working with local community groups and is hoping to find some young people to help with the garden.