By Steve Nix
Common Names: American planetree, buttonwood, American sycamore, buttonball, and buttonball-tree
Habitat: America's largest broadleaf tree. It is a fast-growing and long-lived tree of lowlands and old fields.
Description: Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) is a common tree and one of the largest in the eastern deciduous forest.
Uses: Sycamore is valuable for timber and is also widely planted as a shade tree.
Sycamore Wood Tech Sheet - USFS
Planetree in Central Park
Sycamore Photos - ForestryImages.Org
Historic Sycamore Photos - Library of Congress
Identify Syamore - Virginia Tech Dendrology