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Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, up into the exposed winter canopy
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, distinct white inner bark
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, white trees in winter
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, peeling bark
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, distinct trunk
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, bark example
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, rough and furrowed trunk base
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, sprouting stump
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, bark example
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, young tree
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, growing in a streambed island
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, leaf underside
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore,
Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore,
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Platanus occidentalis,
American Sycamore, is a
deciduous tree with distinct
white bark.
Oak Point Nature Preserve
Collin Co., Texas
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American Sycamore is one of
the tallest trees of the east
and is valued as a timber tree.
Oak Point Nature Preserve
Collin Co., Texas
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A mature Platanus
occidentalis stands out among
the leafless winter forest with
its stark white bark on the
branches and upper trunk.
Oak Point Nature Preserve
Collin Co., Texas
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The most well known feature
of American Sycamore is its
tri-colored peeling bark and
exposed white inner bark.
Oak Point Nature Preserve
Collin Co., Texas
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The bark only peels on the
branches and mid to upper
trunk.  The trunk base itself is
rough and deeply furrowed.
Oak Point Nature Preserve
Collin Co., Texas
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Eventually, trunk bases of
Platanus occidentalis become
dark and rough as in the above
example.
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Young trunks of American
Sycamore are less rough and
bear closer resemblance to the
upper trunk and branch texture. 
As it matures, this will change.
Tarrant Co., Texas
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American Sycamore trees will
resprout from stumps, in this
case five new trunks have
formed.
Collin Co., Texas
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Before maturing into its widely
recognized peeling state, the
bark of American Sycamore
trees is smooth ashy brown.
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A young Platanus occidentalis
growing near a river bed.  American
Sycamore trees are common to
river bottoms where they may form
pure stands stretching over many
acres.
Tarrant Co., Texas
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An American Sycamore
literally growing on a small
island in a stream bed.
Inspiration Point
Tarrant Co., Texas
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The distinct palmately
shaped leaves the American
Sycamore are silvery green
and hairy on the underside.
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White branches of American
Sycamore in early winter.
November, Tarrant Co., Texas
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The peeling bark of
American Sycamore is one
of the most easily
recognizable of any tree
species.
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