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Simsbury in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Pinchot Sycamore

 
 
The Pinchot Sycamore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, November 20, 2015
1. The Pinchot Sycamore Marker
Inscription.  
circumference 23 feet 7 inches
Dedicated May 1, 1965
in memory of Gifford Pinchot
1865--1946

Born in Simsbury, Connecticut, co-founder of the Yale School of Forestry, first chief of
the U.S. Forestry Service, Conservation Advisor to President Theodore Roosevelt,
Governor of Pennsylvania.

Re-dedicated in 1978
as a gift to the town of Simsbury by Charles Schnier
This marker given by Simsbury residents interested in conservation
 
Erected 1978 by Simsbury residents and Charles Schnier.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list.
 
Location. 41° 50.867′ N, 72° 48.417′ W. Marker is in Simsbury, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Hartford Road (Route 185) and Nod Road (Route 185), on the right when traveling west on Hartford Road. The driveway to the parking lot
The largest tree in Connecticut image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, December 31, 2015
2. The largest tree in Connecticut
The Pinchot Sycamore has a diameter of almost 10 feet and is estimated to be at least 200 years old.
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is north of the stoplight at the junction of Nod and Hartford Road (185). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weatogue CT 06089, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roderick A. White M.D. (approx. ¼ mile away); Weatogue Soldiers’ Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pettibone Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nike Missile Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Ensign-Bickford Company (approx. 1.4 miles away); Weatogue Bridge (approx. 1½ miles away); Gifford Pinchot Birthplace (approx. 1.8 miles away); Connecticut Charter Oak Descendent (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simsbury.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Pinchot Sycamore. (Submitted on January 11, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Gifford Pinchot. (Submitted on January 11, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
The Pinchot Sycamore continues to grow. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, November 20, 2015
3. The Pinchot Sycamore continues to grow.
In 2010 it had grown to almost 28 feet in circumference and 104 feet tall. It makes the white minivan look very mini.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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