Platanus occidentalis

 

American Sycamore                             

 

320 Trail Road North, Elizabethtown PA (at the back of this property owned by Chris Riehl, by Shells Run, but the nearest approach is from 7892 Elizabethtown Road)

 

Donna Sanford, Chris Riehl

 

With a trunk circumference of 19 feet, this tree is one of the largest sycamores in the county and might break into the top 30 or 40 sycamores in Pennsylvania, judging from pabigtrees.com.  The tree sits in a cow pasture near a creek, an ideal habitat that is relatively safe from development.

 

This amazing species is the largest deciduous tree in the Eastern United States.