Latin name: Acer pseudoplatanus

Family: Maple

Average Height: 35m

Distinctive features: Very large leaves with three lobes, smooth grey bark turns pinkish brown with age.

Top uses: Fast growth makes it a good timber tree, producing straight wood that does not split.

Interesting facts: Sycamores provide heavy shade and in autumn shed a vast amount of leaf matter, this is generally what causes delays with trains due to leaves on the track.

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