A Remarkable American sycamore

Tree Information
Common Name: American sycamore
Scientific name: Platanus occidentalis
Category: Historic tree
Notes: The west side of the lawn in front of the Rotunda at U Va is landscaped with sycamores. They are believed to predate 1860 (as they are said to appear in a photo of the great fire that destroyed the annex to the rotunda). There are also notes that say they were planted in the late 1820's as part of a plan to create a "pleasure ground" north of the Rotunda (Cathy Clary).
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Nominator: Jeff Kirwan
Location of Tree
County/City: Charlottesville
Name of tree owner: U VA
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