Two of the 100 Biggest Trees in Connecticut Grow in Glastonbury

A Glastonbury Black Willow is a state champion.


With so many great trees in Glastonbury, did you know that two of the largest trees in the state are located in town?

The website Connecticut's Notable Trees is packed with information about the state's special trees.

Here's what we learned about the ones in Glastonbury:

One of the Black Willows in town is a state champion tree, with a massive trunk measuring 275 inches in circumference. The tree 66-foot-tall tree is a state champion.

A local Red Oak is also among the state's top 100 biggest trees. That tree has a circumference of 252 inches and stands 96 feet tall.

Glastonbury is also home to a state and national champion Serviceberry tree, which measures 134 inches in circumference and 34 feet tall.

For more information on Glastonbury's numerous award-winning trees, visit the Notable Trees Project's full list.

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.


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