Platanaceae - The Sycamore Family
American Plain, American Plane, American Plane Tree, American Planetree, American Sycamore, Buttonball Tree, Buttonwood, Ghost Tree, Planetree, Water Beech
Interior Use Only
Butcher Blocks, Flooring, Food Containers, Furniture, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings
Sycamore grows throughout most of the eastern half of the United States. It prefers wet soils of streams and river banks and the edge of swampy areas. Often is it a dominate species in a mixed hardwood forest.
The sapwood is a whitish-yellow to reddish-brown, and is somewhat lighter in color then the heartwood. The heartwood is reddish-brown to dark brown in color. The grain is usually irregular and very interlocked, and has a medium texture.