Sycamore trees can grow into beautifully tall trees and with enough water, soil, and nutrients these trees can grow into enormous towers. These trees can be easily identified because of their exfoliating bark which peels off the tree in irregular green, brown, and grey bunches.
This is because the growing trunk has to be able to expand and stretch without splitting the wood, and damaging the tree itself. Most trees do this as well, but the sycamore exfoliates much more than most. These trees are also deciduous, meaning that they lose their leaves in the fall. The shedding of bark and loss of leaves in the fall allows the tree to provide nesting grounds, shelter, and shade for many organisms in the surrounding areas. Sycamore Trees can be found throughout the trails at Wild Basin, but are seen most frequently near the waterfall.