Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2 - The Sycamore Tree - Platanus occidentalis

The Sycamore Tree - Platanus occidentalis

These Sycamore trees live in Cookeville, Tennessee.  The fruits from last year are still hanging on the branches.  The leaves are still not out yet in the beginning of April.  The large trees, like the Sycamore, wait to leaf out till a bit later.  This gives the wildflowers on the ground, time to come out of the earth and bloom and complete their beautiful life cycle in the sunshine underneath the mighty and tall trees still without leaves.

The Sycamore Tree - Platanus occidentalis

The Sycamore Tree - Platanus occidentalis


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