American Sycamore

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.

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

sycamore_blue
Same tree as above, but the sky was bluer.

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