Great Sycamores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Photo gallery)

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#1)  Great Sycamores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Photo gallery)

Postby John Harvey » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:04 am

There are a couple notable omissions here but I've tried to visit them all over the past year or so. In the descriptions I've listed various information; the circumference at breast height, history, and height if available. Ill add to this post as more trees are visited and will add more heights now that I have the proper equipment to take them. Enjoy.
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Biggest Tree  32ft6in.JPG
PAs largest tree 32'6" CBH, 107' tall, 161' spread (split trunks about 5 ft from ground)
Sycamore NJ State Champ 26ft1in (6).jpg
NJ St Champ, 26'1" Belvedere NJ
Sycamore CR519 Warren Co 26ft5in (5).jpg
George Washington Sycamore, 26'5" CBH Hope twp NJ
Harrisburg Sycamore 25ft2in.jpg
John Goodway Sycamore Harrisburg PA 25'2" CBH
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Lansdowne PA Sycamore 24'3" CBH 86' tall 169' spread
Brandywine Battlefield Sycamore 23ft7in (1).jpg
Brandywine Battlefield PA 23'7" CBH 100' tall 130' spread
Sycamore Chads Ford PA 21ft6in.jpg
Chadds Ford PA, 21'+ CBH This tree ws used as an illustration in James Fenimore Cooper's (My great great great uncle) Last of the Mohicans.
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Greenwich NJ, 19'4", in front of old cemetery.
Sycamore Adams Co PA 19ft6in (3).jpg
Adams Co PA, 19'6" CBH
Sycamore Chewslanding rd 19ft6in (1).jpg
Gloucster twp NJ, 19'6" CBH
Indian Sycamore Main.jpg
Indian Tree, Burlington NJ, 19'4" CBH Remains of a famous Indian chief buried beaneath.
Sycamore Mantua 19ft9in.jpg
Mantua NJ Sycamore 19'9" CBH
Sycamore Whig Ln 18ft6in.jpg
Glassboro NJ, Covered in Ivy, aprox 18'11" CBH
Sycamore Handcocks br 1.jpg
Hancock House Sycamore 18'5" CBH, Site of famous Revolutionary War massacre.
Sycamore Colson Rd 17ft3in.jpg
Daretown NJ Sycamore 17'3" CBH 99' tall
Sycamore Woodstown Asbury Church 17ft1in (3).jpg
Asbury Church Sycamore, Woodstown NJ 17' + CBH
Belvedere NJ Court House Sycamore 17ft5in.jpg
The Belvedere NJ Tree, 17'5" CBH 157ft tall (reportedly)
Sycamore Gibbsboro rd 16ft (6).jpg
The Gibbsboro NJ Sycamore 16'+ CBH
Sycamore Haddonfield cem 16ft1in.jpg
The Haddonfield NJ Sycamore 16'+CBH Planted by Ms Haddon, the towns founder, 1700s
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#2)  Re: Great Sycamores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Photo galle

Postby Will Blozan » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:25 pm

Awesome shots and collection! Trees 1&2 need to be discarded as champions due to multiple stems though...
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#3)  Re: Great Sycamores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Photo galle

Postby John Harvey » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:49 pm

I agree Will. Believe it or not, the George Washington Sycamore was dethroned by the tree above it as champ based on points. Doesn't make any sense. Its so much more impressive then its multi-stemmed rival.
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#4)  Re: Great Sycamores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Photo galle

Postby Don » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:50 am

Will-
Not #4 or #6?
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#5)  Re: Great Sycamores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Photo galle

Postby Will Blozan » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:20 am

Don,

Not based on the single photo.

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#6)  Re: Great Sycamores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Photo galle

Postby tsharp » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:59 am

John:
Are the measurements listed under the pictures taken by you or from other sources?
Nice collection of pictures!
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#7)  Re: Great Sycamores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Photo galle

Postby tsharp » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:07 am

Will, Don:
I do think #4 & 6 require some additional photos to make a determination.
Don - How do your propose that AF handle tree nominations where the photographic evidence is not adequate?
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#8)  Re: Great Sycamores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Photo galle

Postby John Harvey » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:16 pm

Most of the measurements are my own however the heights are taken from Pabigtrees.com or the NJ Big tree list. #4 and 6 I do not believe to be multi trunk trees but I will post additional photos of each below.
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#9)  Re: Great Sycamores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Photo galle

Postby John Harvey » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:24 pm

Here are additional photos of the trees in question. 5 and 6.
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Brandywine Battlefield Sycamore 23ft7in (5).jpg
#6 yet again
Brandywine Battlefield Sycamore 23ft7in (4).jpg
#6 again
Brandywine Battlefield Sycamore 23ft7in (11).jpg
Another shot of #6 The Brandywine battlefield tree
Harrisburg Sycamore PA.jpg
another shot of #4
Harrisburg Sycamore PA (5).jpg
This is the backside of #4 The John Goodway tree
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#10)  Re: Great Sycamores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Photo galle

Postby dbhguru » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:44 pm

John,

  Absolutely wonderful collection of sycamores images. Thanks so much. i was especially interested in the PA tree (#1). I was very disappointed in it. Clusters like that make our case for much more stringent rules. Also, the Belvedere tree is one of those that has probably been mismeasured by close to 50 feet. Nonetheless, a treasure trove of photos.

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