American sycamore

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Noun1.American sycamore - very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to MexicoAmerican sycamore - very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexico
genus Platanus, Platanus - genus of large monoecious mostly deciduous trees: London plane; sycamore
plane tree, platan, sycamore - any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball-shaped heads of fruits
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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 (Platanus occidentalis).
American sycamore is going through a resurgence in popularity.
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.
AMERICAN SYCAMORE HAS always been one of those hardworking, utilitarian woods, more likely chosen for making butcher's blocks and crates than upscale architectural or furniture uses.
This column focuses on American sycamore, which is known by a variety of names including buttonball and buttonwood, in reference to the fruit of the tree.
However, the wood from American sycamore is much less flashy.

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