Friday, October 23, 2009


Characteristics: huge trees, smooth seemingly white bark. Connecticut's largest tree is a sycamore:

Pinchot Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), Route 85 at the Farmington River, Simsbury

With a trunk 25 feet in circumference and a branching spread of 138 feet, the Pinchot Sycamore is the largest tree in Connecticut. Gifford Pinchot was born in Simsbury and likely knew this hulk of a tree dedicated to him in 1965. Pinchot, an early and influential conservationist, along with Teddy Roosevelt helped found the US Forest Service.

source: The Historic Trees Project

The seed case.
Below a seed case is opening.

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1 comment:

  1. I think they are the most attractive tree here too. They are huge along the creeks and rivers and the bark is outstanding like your picture.


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