How fast does Acer pseudoplatanus grow?

How fast does Acer pseudoplatanus grow?

Its coppice stools grow comparatively rapidly, reaching as much as 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) in length in the first year after initial harvesting. It is grown as a species for medium to large bonsai in many areas of Europe where some fine specimens can be found.

Is Acer pseudoplatanus invasive?

A. pseudoplatanus is a vigorous, fast-growing tree with high light demands, and it can easily become invasive by the spread of seedlings. It is considered to be a threat to natural woodlands, particularly those on fertile soils, and in several countr…

Is Sycamore maple invasive?

Sycamore maple has been planted in temperate and coastal areas worldwide. It is considered invasive in regions including New Zealand, Australia, and Chile (Wikipedia 2011, Binggeli 1992). Sycamore maple is used for timber production in Europe, as an ornamental and specimen tree, and in Bonsai.

Is sycamore and maple the same thing?

The Sycamore is a member of the maple family, known formally as the Aceraceae. (The Latin genus name Acer means sharp, and is a reference not to the form of the tree itself but to its timber. Wood from maple trees, including sycamores, was used for making spears.)

Is sycamore wood valuable?

Pricing/Availability: Usually moderately priced, though Sycamore is commonly sold as quartersawn boards, which can increase the cost.

How big do Sycamores get?

40-100 feet
Sycamore trees are majestic in nature, averaging 40-100 feet in height and spreading 40-70 feet in width. They are fast growing, growing more than two feet a year.

Are sycamore trees invasive?

About sycamore Sycamore is a hardy species being tolerant of wind and salt-spray, late spring frosts, shade in earlier years and can also grow on sites contaminated with heavy metals. It has acquired a reputation for being an invasive species and this may be because it thrives where there has been disturbance.

When was Sycamore introduced?

Sycamore is native to central, eastern and southern Europe. It is thought to have been introduced to the UK by the Romans. However, other reports suggest it was introduced to the UK in the Tudor era around the 1500s.

Are sycamore trees in the maple family?

Sycamore maple trees are enormous trees. Sycamore maples grow to 115 ft. (35 m), have broad five-lobed leaves, and flaking rough bark that reveals inner orange bark. Although the tree is named sycamore, this tree species is in the genus Acer which means it is one of the types of maple trees.

How can you tell the difference between a sycamore leaf and a maple leaf?

Sycamore trees and maple trees have leaves that look similar. Generally, sycamore trees have leaves with shallow indentations between their lobes whereas maple tree leaves have deep indentations. Sycamore tree leaves grow alternately, but maple tree leaves have an opposite leaf arrangement.

Is sycamore good for table top?

This gorgeous figured live edge Sycamore wood slab has beautiful grain throughout with partial straight edges, and is a great shape and size for a custom dining tabletop or restaurant table.