I mean with a book title like American Sycamore and a cover photo of a couple of teenagers goofing around in a painted canoe, it doesn't exactly scream "Hellooo Wales!" does it?
I had to write a whole book in order to satisfy my feeling of being homeless and adrift: engaging my vision and old perceptions to write American Sycamore, a funny and fractious and hopefully forgiving narrative about what people get up to when they think nobody's aware, nobody's watching.
Webber said it is the second-oldest American sycamore
tree in the state.
"American sycamore is a great species that is going through a resurgence in the marketplace for a variety of reasons," said Nate West, account manager at Renaissance Specialty Veneer Products, Columbus, IN.
"American sycamore isn't in our top 10 most used species, but its popularity seems to run in spurts," said Rick Banas, vice president of Interwood Forest Products Inc.
American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.), a fast-growing hardwood species (Wittwer et al., 1978) seems an appropriate choice for fiber or biomass production (Ranney et al., 1987; Willson et al., 1982) or as an index of potential productivity by other species (Kurtz et al., 1991).
A marginal soil might have excellent site quality for loblolly pine yet be poor for American sycamore. However, volume yields are affected by factors other than site quality, such as stand density, genetic components, and cultural practices.
There are three kinds of sycamores in the United States: the native American sycamore (of which there are three species: American, California, and Arizona); the smaller Oriental; and the London planetree, a durable hybrid recognized in the early 1700s when the American and Oriental trees genetically crossed in Europe.
Somewhat smaller than the American sycamore, bloodgood has slightly smaller leaves and a more greenish tinge overall.
AMERICAN SYCAMORE HAS always been one of those hardworking, utilitarian woods, more likely chosen for making butcher's blocks and crates than upscale architectural or furniture uses.
His company is getting calls from clients eager to buy American sycamore veneer.
This column focuses on American sycamore
, which is known by a variety of names including buttonball and buttonwood, in reference to the fruit of the tree.
However, the wood from American sycamore
is much less flashy.
Anthracnose fungal disease is widespread in North America, affecting all three American sycamores
Long a major north-south artery, Kingshighway was planted to American sycamores
during the 1920s.