#028 American Sycamore
(Platanus occidentalis)

This is the largest Sycamore in the Davidson Street Tree Inventory, tree #077. Located at the Davidson Green School

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 125″
  • Height (Ft.): 55′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 30′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 40″
  • Total Points: 188

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value: A large deciduous tree that may grow 75 to 90 feet tall and has a trunk diameter of 10 feet or more. It is one of the largest hardwood trees, by diameter, in North America. When sitting this tree on your landscape, keep in mind that this will be a large tree for a large space. It is native to North Carolina and can be found throughout the state, although it is more common and larger along streams and bottomland. The tree produces a spherical multiple of seeds borne on a 3- to 6-inch stalk. Each seed is tiny, winged, and 1/2 inch long.
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