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Sycamore Maple Tree


Sycamore Maple TreeThe Sycamore Maple (A. pseudo-platanus) is the most important hardwood tree in Europe. It ranks with our hard maple, and with a Himalayan species of great lumber value. It is the wood out of which deal tables are made.

In America, where it is planted to some extent, it is thrifty but short lived. It may be known by its thick 5-lobed, sycamorelike leaves, with crenate margins, and the long, pendulous racemes of flowers or keys, which may be found at any season on goodsized trees.

It is chiefly set as a street tree, but its head is rather too spreading to use except on wide avenues.