is there an arborist among us?

Is this a plane tree or a sycamore? I do my best to walk by it every day – for obvious reasons, just look at it! – and I wish I knew its name.


About Jennifer

I'm a freelance translator and American expat. I live in Northern Italy with my two young sons.
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6 Responses to is there an arborist among us?

  1. rosa says:

    it’s probably a plane (Platanus Orientalis), the most common plane tree you can find in parks in Italy. but as I’m not an arborist, I can’t be absolutely sure….

  2. Britt says:

    Stunning! Who cares what it should be called!

  3. Marge says:

    I’m not an arborist, either, but I think they are related to the Sycamore.

  4. Jadie says:

    Can’t say what the tree is, but do like the photo of your cat..

  5. Cyril says:

    Hi there!

    It looks like a Plane, the Bark is to clear for a Sycomore. Generally it’s very hard to determine a tree specimen only by it’s shape. But if I should guess the specimen of this Tree I would say it’s a London plane (Platanus x hispanica). To determine the exact kind of the Tree, justhave a look at the leaves. The leaves of Platanus x hispanica are similar to Sycomore where leaves of Platanus orientalis are deeper cutted to the centre of the leave ( horse-chesnut or hemp like).

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