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Discussion: Buttonball Sycamore

in: PG

Mar 18, 2024 2:53 AM # 
JanetT:
I saw this on Facebook this evening. I'm sure you're aware of it. (Hope one of the links works.)

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=7050842118410...
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Mar 18, 2024 11:11 AM # 
jjcote:
Certainly everybody who has visited the Gagarins' house has seen the tree, as it's less than a mile from their driveway with a stone marker in front of it.
Mar 18, 2024 1:14 PM # 
JanetT:
:-)
Mar 18, 2024 8:19 PM # 
peggyd:
Wow that's a big boy.
Mar 19, 2024 3:20 PM # 
coach:
I saw that on facebook also. Finally have seen something in person that is officially "Amazing".
Mar 19, 2024 7:56 PM # 
Charlie:
There's a pretty substantial one in Simsbury, too.
Mar 20, 2024 9:45 PM # 
PG:
The town is pretty good about taking care of it. Several years ago the street got reconstructed, ditto for the sidewalk. A lot of care was taken to not damage the roots. And there's a good curb right in the vicinity so that anyone stopping to have a look doesn't pull off the road within the root line.

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Mar 21, 2024 12:20 AM # 
Charlie:
We also have a rather interesting sycamore in Canton. Not a particularly remarkable one except for its location. It is in the middle of West Mtn Road at the intersection with Rte 179. Last year the town decided to cut it down, in deference to the line of sight problems for people trying to turn from W. Mtn onto 179, and also because apparently the fire truck can't get through. There was a vigorous outcry to "save our sycamore", and the town caved. So we still have it.
Mar 21, 2024 1:34 PM # 
jjcote:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8564966,-72.915244...
Mar 21, 2024 3:08 PM # 
Charlie:
That's the one. If it grows as big as the Buttonball, they will have some more thinking to do about it, but that won't happen soon.

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