SU0826 : Sycamore tree, Bishopstone

taken 8 years ago, near to Stratford Tony, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Sycamore tree, Bishopstone
Sycamore tree, Bishopstone
The sycamore was introduced from France in the Middle Ages, and is a member of the maple family. It now grows naturally throughout the British Isles and is the most successful tree invader of waste ground. It was named sycamore because it was thought to be the fig-mulberry 'Sycomorus' mentioned in the bible.
The sycamore is a particularly hardy tree, able to survive conditions detrimental to most other trees. It can resist high winds and thrives in coastal districts as well as the smoky atmosphere of towns. It also thrives on a wide range of soils. It is found here growing on the margin of the River Ebble.
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SU0826, 185 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 15 September, 2009
Category
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 085 263 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.2031N 1:52.8089W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 085 263
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