Sycamore Tree

Sycamore TreeAcer pseudoplatanus

Celts introduced the Sycamore tree from Gaul where they used the ground down seeds to make a flour or gruel from. Although not a native species, the sycamore and its helicopter seeds has become a feature of many local cultures.




It is planted for timber production; the wood is white with a silky lustre, and hard-wearing, used for musical instrument making, furniture, wood flooring and parquetry. Occasional trees produce wood with a wavy grain, greatly increasing the value for decorative veneers. It is a traditional wood for use in making the backs, necks and scrolls of violins.



Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 July 2009 21:45)