Find out more about the sycamore tree below.
Scientific name: Acer pseudoplatanus
What3Words location: intro.plus.fish
Origin: non-native – introduced to UK by Romans or in Tudor era
Maximum height: 35 metres
Lives for: up to 400 years
We think this is a variety of sycamore called purple sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Purpureum’. Sycamore trees have winged fruits that are very distinctive; they are often called helicopters but they are officially known as samaras. Sycamore wood was used to make decoratively carved love spoons in Wales, which were given as romantic gifts.