36. The Lone Star Pecan Tree
When we needed to expand our building, one thing gave us pause. One big thing, actually: A 125-year-old pecan tree was in the way. A lesser company would have cut it down. Instead we decided to transplant this 350-ton behemoth. Dubbed the “Lone Star Pecan,” it was the largest tree ever transplanted in Texas history. It stood in its new home behind the agency for over a decade. Though its grand life finally ran its course this summer, its legacy will live in furniture crafted from its wood that will be displayed in the agency as an everlasting testament to our values.