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Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, sprouting stump
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, younger trunks
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, white branches exposed in winter
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, root and base bark examples
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, root bark close up
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, fall colors
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, spreading fall crown
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, fruit heads
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, foliage
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, new foliage
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, new leaf growth
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, bark texture close up
American Sycamore bark
American Sycamore, Platanus
occidentalis, has distinct peeling bark.
Oak Point Nature Preserve
Collin Co., Texas
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Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore
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When top killed, young Platanus occidentalis,
will sprout vigorously from stumps.
Oak Point Nature Preserve
Collin Co., Texas
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Common to deciduous forests and deciduous
itself, the white bark of American sycamore is
easy to see through the leafless winter forest.
Collin Co., Texas
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Exposed roots of Platanus occidentalis have
the same distinct bark of the upper trunk and
branches.  .
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Collin Co., Texas
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American Sycamore trunk bases, however,
are dark, rough and deeply furrowed.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Collin Co., Texas
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One of the tallest trees of the eastern North
America, American Sycamores may grow up to
120 feet when mature and live over 250 years.
Grayson Co., Texas
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Platanus occidentalis turns reddish orange in
the fall before dropping its leaves over winter
and exposing its beautiful white branches.
Grayson Co., Texas
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The fruits of Platanus occidentalis are woody
and compacted together forming hard heads,
or balls.  They are similar in size to those of
Sweetgum trees but are smooth.
Tarrant Co., Texas
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Summer foliage of American Sycamore is
dense and makes this tree species good for
use in areas where shading is desired.  It is
prone to ice damage and should not hang
over any structures.
Tarrant Co., Texas
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New leaves of American Sycamore trees are
pale yellow and fuzzy like the underside of 
mature leaves.
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As they age, leaves of Platanus occidentalis
will darken on the topside to a yellowish
green, and will have a prominent vein pattern.
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A close up look of the texture of American
Sycamore bark.
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The bark of Platanus occidentalis is multi-
colored hues of ashy brown.
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