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Forum topic by Don Butler posted 11-23-2009 03:53 PM 924 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2009 03:53 PM

I was driving in the city a few days ago and saw this unusual tree.

The shape of the crown has been altered by the power utility crews, but still, the limbs are oddly contorted and the color and bark are strange to me.

It even has a detail in which two adjacent knots have a clear “tunnel” beteween them.

Just curious, you know. It’s not my tree and never will be.

Wouldn’t mind finding some limbs like those, though!

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#1 posted 11-23-2009 04:02 PM

Sycamore

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#2 posted 11-23-2009 04:07 PM

Thank you very much!

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#3 posted 11-23-2009 04:30 PM

Your pictures were very helpful Don. The distant shot would have made me think one of several species since the tree is so malformed due to trimming and disease. The close up of the limbs/bark did it for me 100%.

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#4 posted 11-23-2009 06:21 PM

Yep, American Sycamore. I have one in the backyard which gives loads of shade in the summer. However, once it’s gigantic leaves fall in autumn, it provides many weekends worth of raking and cursing.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#5 posted 11-24-2009 04:22 AM

My kids love to call the pods “Monkey Balls”

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#6 posted 11-24-2009 04:40 AM

Shows Summer and Fall (winter) Sycamore tree

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#7 posted 11-24-2009 04:44 AM

Don you’ve seen a bad looking one but it is a vey beautiful tree.

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#8 posted 11-24-2009 02:29 PM

I’m pursuing a photographic project the subject of which is trees.
Pretty trees, grand trees, unusual trees and ugly trees.
I’m intrigued by how the trees adapt to the conditions and the things people do to them.
The world is, thankfully, full of beautiful trees. I’m deeply grateful for that.
The ones that grab my attention and shake it, though, are the misshapen, the damaged, even the dead ones.
A tree may have lost leaves, bark, even most of its limbs and I see its skeleton.
MAGNIFICENT!
Humans would never make anything like that from scratch.
There’s an old expression Ilike to use in regard to the natural things.
“Art imitates life”
Yes, what we do with our hands is important, but we can only imitate life.

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