Oriental plane tree

Platanus orientalis, the Old World sycamore, or Oriental plane, is a large, deciduous tree of the Platanaceae family, growing to 30 m (98 ft) or more, and known for its longevity and spreading crown. The species name means ‘eastern’. (In comparison, the ‘western’ plane (or American sycamore) is named Platanus occidentalis) The eastern plane’s originalContinue reading “Oriental plane tree”