Danbury's Revolutionary Sycamore

Trees of Note in Connecticut (Katharine Matthies, 1934)
Trees of Note in Connecticut (Katharine Matthies, 1934)
Danbury residents should be aware that a historic tree on West Wooster Street is slated to be cut down very soon (http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/Old-sycamore-slated-for-removal-5461391.php). This tree -- the 4th largest sycamore in the state -- does not appear to be unhealthy or directly endangering the nearby power lines. Katharine Matthies, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, included this tree in her 1934 book, Trees of Note in Connecticut. According to Matthies, this tree was a "witness" to the British retreat from Danbury during the Revolutionary War. Hopefully this historic tree can be spared.
Sylvia May 12, 2014 at 07:09 PM
I understand the need for protecting the power lines, but it seems there should be some room for discretion. I am concerned with all the trees being cut down, it will begin to impact soil erosion, air quality, and as we already know, the charm of Danbury, in that so many trees are being taken down. One house near me has had every tree on their property line removed, between 10-12 trees! They are now completely exposed. I love Danbury, but its fast becoming "Tree Stump, USA."
NR May 12, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Absolutely appalling . Who the hell is in charge of the asshole who made this decision?


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