A Remarkable American sycamore

Tree Information
Common Name: American sycamore
Scientific name: Platanus occidentalis
Category: Unique tree
Notes: This sycamore which has a circumference of 17.5' and three forks survives a direct lightning strike as you can see in the picture. There is a similar sister tree nearby and many other specimen trees on the property. See cucumber magnolia.
Best time to photograph: Spring, summer or fall on a clear day
Nominator: David Abdullah M.D.
Location of Tree
County/City: Charlottesville
Name of tree owner: Dr. and Mrs David Abdullah
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