FEATURED NATIVE TREE: Platanus occidentalis, sycamore
The American sycamore is a wide-canopied, deciduous tree that grows 75 to 100 feet tall. It has a massive trunk and open crown of huge, crooked branches. The bark of large, old trunks sloughs off in scales or plates leaving a smooth, whitish inner bark. Large, medium- to dark-green, maple-shaped leaves turn brown in fall. Seeds are produced in ball-like fruits and often persist through December.
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