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
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