Botanical Name : Acer pseudoplatanus
Bark : smooth grey with some rough flat surfaces
Leaves : 5
Seeds : Winged pairs of seeds that fall together spinning round like helicopters blades.
Origins : Brought over from France in the middle ages. Planted to provide shelter.
Use : Used for kitchen utensils as it doesn’t stain or taint food. Used for furniture veneers and making violins and other musical instruments.
Lifespan : 200 years
Height : 25 m
Folklore : Sycamore has very few links to legend. It was the preferred tree for hanging because the large lower branches are less likely to break.