These include sugar maple (Acer saccharum), silver maple (Acer saccharinum), red oak (Quercus rubra), black oak (Quercus velutina), swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor), white oak (Quercus Alba), American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana), American sycamore
(Platanus occidentalis), bald-cypress (Taxodium distichum), Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) and Eastern redceder (Juniperus virginiana).
Occasional native food plants include sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum (L.) DC.; Ericaceae), common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis L.; Rubiaceae), sassafras (Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees; Lauraceae), wax myrtle (Morella cerifera (L.) Small; Myricaceae), ash (Fraxinus spp.; Oleaceae), blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica Marshall; Cornaceae), oak (Quercus spp.; Fagaceae), American sycamore
(Platanus occidentalis L.; Platanaceae), and willow (Salix spp.; Salicaceae) (Worth et al.
Karen Fielding's book American Sycamore
is a funny and sometimes fractious tale about growing up in a small town.
The tree, an American sycamore
, was named a "heritage tree" by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation in 2004, a designation that came with honor and a $4,000 grant to protect it.
A close-up look at the bark of an American sycamore
becomes an abstract art experience that forces us to stop thinking of the tree as an element of the background and begin to think of it as an individual with a unique fingerprint, interacting with the community in ways not unlike our own.
On the cover is a "seed ball," the fruit of the American sycamore
is going through a resurgence in popularity.
) 0.5 14.7 Note: Total standing stems = 211, total basal area of standing woody plants = 4984.4 [cm.sup.2].
Keywords: American sycamore
, Festuca arundinacea, loblolly pine, Pinus taeda, Platanus occidentalis, tall fescue
The American sycamore
, also called button-wood, is native to the eastern part of our country.
Even if the loss of existing forests were halted, it would still take an area roughly the size of Australia planted with a fast-growing tree species such as American sycamore
to meet the target reduction in carbon dioxide.
Karen Fielding (Seren, PS8.99) The lives of American fly-fisherman Billy and his sister Alice meander alongside the Susquehanna River in this offbeat coming-of-age novel of death, madness, and fishing.