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The Amazing Sycamore Bark

Posted recently about my backyard Sycamore tree. Click the link here if you missed it. Up the Sycamore

Some of you were asking about details of the tree. So I went back out in the yard and took another photo. This one really shows off the unique bark of this tree. I feel blessed to have this massive Sycamore growing in my back yard.

The most recognizable feature of a sycamore tree is its bark. It has patches of creamy white and reddish-brown color all over its surface. The dark-colored bark is the part of the old tree and the light color is the fresh bark. It is believed that the tree has got its name “Sycamore” because of the peeling flakes of its bark which make it look ‘sick’ all the time.

Those are only a few of the facts I have learned from researching this wonderful tree. I added a couple of more facts fo those who might be interested below… they are both true.


  • Sycamore trees are easily identified with their giant size. It can grow as tall as 30 – 40 meters (or 98 to 130 ft), and its diameter can be as big as 1.5 – 2 meters (or 4.9 to 6.6 ft).

    • Yes
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  • The leaves are broad and flat with sharp uneven edges. The size of the leaves varies from 4 – 6 inches in length.

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by Carol DM

Enjoy nature photography. Amateur self-taught photographer and love every minute of the photos from my yard and Dustin's garden. Sunset views from my deck are very peaceful to watch, capture and share. I have two cats, Brendel and the Dude. I share both special and funny moments I capture of them with you.

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