A Remarkable American sycamore

Tree Information
Common Name: American sycamore
Scientific name: Platanus occidentalis
Category: Unique tree
Notes: These twin sycamores are the last big trees standing in our area of cleared farm fields. The owners have an old photo from early in the century showing a family posing with these trees full grown in front of the same farmhouse. Both trees were severely cut back at some point and their root flare runs right to the road. I thought it might be interesting to include a photo of these two sturdy, old gals along with their earlier photo.
Best time to photograph: They are beautiful in morning light in spring.
Nominator: Sybil Mays
Location of Tree
County/City: Virginia Beach
Name of tree owner: John Lancaster
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