Appalachian Sycamore

Appalachian Sycamore
(Platanus occidentalis)

Other Common names
Buttonwood, American plane

General Description

The sapwood of sycamore is white to light yellow, while the heartwood is light to dark brown. The wood has a fine close texture with interlocked grain. Contrasts well with other species.

Distribution & Availability

Throughout the Eastern USA. Reasonable availability in a range of specifications and grades in lumber and veneer, although availability in export markets may vary and be quite limited where demand or interest is low.