Of the 13 National Champion trees in Connecticut, one is in Stonington.
The website Connecticut's Notable Trees is packed with information about the state's special trees.
The National Champion tree in Stonington is a 17-foot tall Hardy Orange. It has an average spread of 23 feet. Its circumference is 48-inches. It's a Connecticut and a national champion.
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."
There are 20 trees in Stonington on the Connecticut Notable Trees website.
Note: Locations on the Connecticut Notable Trees website are not given without permission from owners of trees on private property.