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Platanus occidentalis

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American Sycamore 

FAMILY: PLATANACEAE

Platanus occidentalis - American Sycamore

About American Sycamore at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native from central to eastern U.S.

  • Height can reach 175’ and circumference 30’; the most massive tree east of the Rockies.

  • Leaves are maple-like, up to 14” wide with 3 slightly indented lobes, shiny above and hairy below.

  • Fruit balls are solitary and persist into winter.

  • Bark is brown, breaking off into plate-like scales.

  • Uncommon in Portland.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
15

4234 SE 33rd Pl

Right of Way, Unimproved

70' Height

63' Spread

14.4' Circ.

This tree is at the end of SE 33rd Pl, where it runs into Kenilworth Park.

Platanus occidentalis - American Sycamore
212

2524 NE 25th Ae

Right of Way

73' Height

85' Spread

12.9' Circ.

Platanus occidentalis - American Sycamore
222

230 SW 2nd Ave

Private

58' Height

50' Spread

7.4' Circ.

This tree is one of a row of Heritage Sycamores at the location, all adjacent to SW 2nd Ave.

Platanus occidentalis - American Sycamore
223

230 SW 2nd Ave

Private

58' Height

46' Spread

7.5' Circ.

This tree is one of a row of Heritage Sycamores at the location, all adjacent to SW 2nd Ave.

Platanus occidentalis - American Sycamore
224

230 SW 2nd Ave

Private

58' Height

50' Spread

5.9' Circ.

This tree is one of a row of Heritage Sycamores at the location, all adjacent to SW 2nd Ave.
Platanus occidentalis - American Sycamore
225

230 SW 2nd Ave

Private

58' Height

50' Spread

7.3' Circ.

This tree is one of a row of Heritage Sycamores at the location, all adjacent to SW 2nd Ave.
Platanus occidentalis - American Sycamore
226

230 SW 2nd Ave

Private

58' Height

46' Spread

6.3' Circ.

This tree is one of a row of Heritage Sycamores at the location, all adjacent to SW 2nd Ave.
Platanus occidentalis - American Sycamore