NJ state champion Sycamore Barry Caselli
  January 05, 2009

Here is the New Jersey state champion Eastern Sycamore, or Buttonwood as we call them down here in South Jersey. This tree is along a rural roadside in Warren County. View at full size for best view. I know it's not a terribly tall tree, but it's huge. Unfortunately I don't have the measurements at my disposal.
I found this picture while I was looking for another Buttonwood tree picture, which I can't find. I can't figure out what happened. I will have to scan the pictures again. There's a Buttonwood that I found on a rural roadside in Salem County, not too far from Woodstown. It was not only a big tree, but a tall one. And the Buttonwoods are less commonly found in Salem County. In the 1700s, almost all over the state, Buttonwoods were planted around new houses, at least the big houses. Where these houses still exist, the trees do too.
For now I send you this picture instead, the state champion. I photographed this one maybe around 2005 or so. When I re-scan the pictures of the Salem County tree, I'll send them along. In fact, now that I'm thinking about it, I think the Salem County tree of which I speak would be a great candidate for measurement by ENTS.
Enjoy the photo,

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