East Hampton has several "notable" trees, including three that are state champions based on their size and type, according to the website Connecticut's Notable Trees.
The website is packed with information about the state's special trees. Here's what we learned about some trees in East Hampton:
The Sycamore Maple that is one of three champion trees on the website is located at 56 Main St. It stands 92 feet high and has a circumfence of 159 inches.
While that's a big tree, we also have a Silver Maple here in town that made the list of the 100 biggest trees in Connecticut and which is listed as the fourth-biggest tree in the state. The website doesn't give the tree's location, but it is nearly 100 feet tall and its circumfrence is 322 inches.
The last "champion" tree here in East Hampton is a Pyramidal Arborvitae that stands 31 feet tall and is 30 inches around.
According to the Connecticut Notable Trees website, "the Notable Trees Project collects and distributes information about Connecticut's largest and most historic trees, both native and introduced. By educating our fellow citizens about the importance of our state's natural heritage we work to preserve it. It is a volunteer enterprise sponsored by the Connecticut Botanical Society, The Connecticut College Arboretum, and the Connecticut Urban Forest Council."
Note: Locations on the Connecticut Notable Trees website are not given without permission from owners of trees on private property.