A Remarkable American sycamore

Tree Information
Common Name: American sycamore
Scientific name: Platanus occidentalis
Category: Historic tree
Notes: According to family tradition, when Joseph Poindexter, Capt. of the Bedford militia during the American Revolution, died in 1826, someone stuck a sycamore switch in the grave and it took root and grew, eventually pushing the gravestone aside and breaking it in half. This tree is 110 feet tall, circumference of 14 feet 2 inches (170 inches)with a crown spread of 110 feet. It dwarfs all of the surrounding trees and shades the whole graveyard. The site is still maintained and visitor friendly.
Best time to photograph: anytime/ afternoon in winter
Nominator: Blake Poindexter
Location of Tree
County/City: Campbell
Name of tree owner: Poindexter Graveyard
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