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Here's two pictures of a stick I've had for close to a year, waiting for it to dry out. I had it saved as American Sycamore - based on the leaves on the ground nearby -HUGE - but I'm no longer certain I've correctly identified the tree specie. Any suggestions?

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-neb
 

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Gotta agree with the fellas on it looking like cherry or plum. The sycamore I have used is a blotchy olive green & brown color usually can't find a piece 3 foot long that doesn't have a crook in it
 

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An American Sycamore has the bark that looks like peeling wallpaper - different colors in different places. Cherry/Plum has those lenticules-the little raised horizontal marks on the bark. Not too many other trees have those; Birch being one.
 

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And here's two pics - taken this a.m. - of the tree in question. I can assure you I picked up that branch from the base of this tree last January during a thaw - and HUGE dead leaves were on the ground. I did a search and came up with American sycamore on my own.

At this point, I guess it truly does not matter - the real issue is will it make a nice cane for someone.

:cool:

I hope to find out during January.
 

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