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Million Dollar Monarch

It’s not easy for us who live in heavily landscaped urban areas to remember a time when magnificent trees on the rolling North Texas prairie were the source of stories and legends. Through present-day footage and the use of historical photographs, moving images and sound, Million Dollar Monarch tells the story of a beautiful 143-year-old pecan tree that was once a landmark on the Preston Trail. Produced and directed by Rob Tranchin.

Update: The tree was deemed unsafe due to age and disease by Highland Park town officials in October 2019, and plans have been made to remove it. Read more from KERA News.