Platanus occidentalis (Sycamore) is a charming tree with its huge leaves and its brown bark giving way to a white mottled bark towards the top. Â An excellent tree for mediumÂ to wet soils that grow fast and lives to be up to 250 years!!!! Â A common landscaping tree of parks it also works well in yards where you have the room to let this tree thrive. Â CommonlyÂ found in wet floodplains, swamps, and wet forests in natural areas in Illinois.
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