Does this look like a soldier's uniform or what?
No, this tree is not at war, but it is a young American Sycamore tree. I love the beautiful spots in different contrasts and different colors. These spots eventually peal back and fall away, reveling a beautiful smooth white trunk.
Let's Learn about the American Sycamore:
- Lives on the Central to Eastern side of the U.S.
- Massive fast growing tree can reach 100 feet.
- Leaf resembles a maple leaf.
- Bark looks like tan camouflage.
- Likes moist soil and by streams (where I found mine).
- Fruits are in the shape of round hanging 2" balls "buttonballs"
I really enjoy this tree and cannot wait to see some leaves on it!