American Sycamore

0-068    American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) is one of the largest and fastest growing of any of our native trees and is found frequently along rivers and creeks. Its peeling upper bark is very decorative in winter. Many of the sycamore-like trees found planted in our area actually are hybrids of this species with the oriental plane tree. The biggest tree ever found east of the Mississippi River was a sycamore and some giant specimens still remain in rural areas.

Location:

39.824803 N, 89.662631 W

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