SUGAR HILL, N.H. (AP) - Residents in Sugar Hill, N.H., know one of the local cottonwood trees is pretty big. After doing some research, they've found out it's the second biggest cottonwood in the state.
The Caledonian Record reports after official measurements, it was found the cottonwood stands at 117-feet tall and has a circumference of nearly 22 feet and an average crown spread of 85 feet.
The state champion cottonwood is just slightly larger. It stands in the town of Rollinsford, in Strafford County.
The tree is not indigenous to the area. It's believed to be well over 100 years old.
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