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Adopt a Tree Project

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  1. Adopt a Tree Project 1st Period Ecology Shaunna Gleeson Katie Keller

  2. Our Sycamore Tree(Our Plantanusoccidentalis)

  3. Leaves, Bark, and Fruits/Seeds

  4. Interesting Things

  5. A Poem About Our Tree Tree strong majestic standing living being provider guardian beauty gate-keeping growing protecting important ignored youngster

  6. Sycamores Through the Seasons Winter Spring

  7. Summer Fall

  8. What Our Tree Will Look Like When Fully Grown: The Crown (canopy) of this Sycamore, located at Quarry Park in Charlottesville, is the second largest in Virginia! Circumference: 184 inchesHeight: 115 feet Crown spread: 119 feet

  9. Fully Grown Sycamore (cont.)

  10. Interesting Facts About Sycamores • Symbol of strength, divinity, and eternity • Breeding ground/habitat for squirrels, raccoons, and wood ducks. • Leaves are large – usually 4-6inches. • Can grow up to 175ft tall and 14 ft wide! (our sycamore is young!) • Some can live 500-600 years! • Popular Uses: • Flooring • Barrels • Cabinets • Furniture • Music Boxes • The backs, necks, and scrolls of violins.

  11. Wrap Up: • The best things about our sycamore? • It’s still very young, so it will be around for a long time for other students to adopt and enjoy! • What did we enjoy about this project? • not having to sit in the classroom very much while working on it • Researching the tree to find out things we may not have known just by looking at it

  12. Sources Cited: • http://www.amazingtrees.org/Sycamore_Quarry.html • www.2020site.org • http://soaringandexploringscience.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/the-sycamore-tree-nature-and-nurture-combined/