Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Huge, older than the Republic or State of Texas Sycamore-cousin tree

We're still in France and yesterday we saw this Platanus x hispanica, planted in 1780 at the Fontenay Abbey (outside Dijon.)

A cousin of the common sycamore tree we see in Austin (like the one in our back yard and the one next door uprooted by last month's windstorm), this one's more than 100 feet tall and more than 6 feet in diameter!

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