A Remarkable American sycamore

Tree Information
Common Name: American sycamore
Scientific name: Platanus occidentalis
Category: Community tree
Notes: We use this as a teaching tree at Fairystone State Park. For seven years, I have pointed out this beautiful specimen to students. We have looked at its colors, the shape of its leaves, its unusual seeds, its peeling bark, and discussed how people and wildlife use the tree. We have even played games with it including "meet a tree" and the thumb-less relay race. This tree has helped to connect many children in the community to nature.
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Best time to photograph: spring/summer/early fall
Nominator: Trina Apple Stevens
Location of Tree
County/City: Patrick
Name of tree owner: Fairy Stone State Park
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