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,