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American Sycamore

I consulted with my local tree expert, and she thinks these trees outside my office window are American Sycamores. There seem to be quite a few in Highland Park.

sycamore rounds
I was attracted to them because of the round seed balls.

seed ball
The above is a photo of the seed ball, before we got white snow now gracing Highland Park.

The trunks have this distinct peeling bark. This particular tree is on Abbott Street.

Same tree as above, but the sky was bluer.

Baila says

All of these pictures are great, but I really liked the last two of you shooting the trunk from the bottom up.

Also, don't think I haven't noticed that you haven't posted in a couple of days; I was going to give it a week and then hunt you down!

Glad you're back.

ramblingwoods says

It's fun putting a name to something that we see everyday..

Ilana-Davita says

Glad you're back too! My favorite photos are the last two ones.

Daniel Saunders says

Off-topic, I'm afraid, but I've just posted two locked posts that you should be able to see through Livejournal.

Leora says

Baila, ramblingwoods, Ilana-Davita, glad to hear I was missed!

Daniel, I'll try to get to it tomorrow; I haven't read any posts at all in four days...


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