Sycamore (Acer psevdo-platanus) is from a tree "generally called the plane tree in the north of England." It is very common in Great Britain, and is found in Germany.

Appearance

The wood is white when young, but becomes yellow as the tree grows older, and sometimes brown near the heart.

The texture is uniform, and the annual rings not very distinct.

There are no large medullary rays, but the smaller rays are distinct.

Characteristics

Compact, firm, not hard, durable when dry, does not warp, liable to be attacked by worms. In large trees the wood is generally tainted and brittle.

Uses

For furniture, turnery, and wooden screws.