Monday, February 18, 2013

Sycamore Tree

These winter days are too nice to spend inside so we were out again today.  Only this time we were on the ATV, which meant we covered more territory.  That’s how we ended up three miles up river where we found a huge Sycamore tree.

The Sycamore tree is native to North America.  It is often found by rivers and can grow to tremendous size.  In 1770 George Washington recorded a Sycamore nearly 45 feet in circumference at 3 feet (91 cm) from the ground.  I didn’t know that Sycamore trees are only in eastern Kansas.

Sycamore

This picture is looking up into the tree

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This is a better perspective of the trunk

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We might have to slip back down and measure to see how it stacks up with George’s.

1 comment:

pablo said...

I didn't have any sycamores in my woods, but when we cleared the valley and the lake filled, they started popping up everywhere.