22 Comments

  1. says:

    07/11/2011 at 2:17 am

    The simple difference between maples and (American) sycamores is that maples always have leaves in opposite pairs, whereas in sycamores they are spirally arranged (‘alternate’ in botanical jargon).

  2. says:

    07/11/2011 at 11:27 am

    probably right, but take care that it isn’t actually London plane tree (Platanus x acerifolia), a hybrid of American sycamore and an oriental species. It was commonly planted as a street tree in NYC

  3. says:

    07/12/2011 at 9:35 am

    Hornbeam (Carpinus sp.), I think. The fruits (in your lower right inset) of elm are quite different. Same for the Beech. Fruits and flowers (more so than leaves) are really useful for identifying plants.

  4. says:

    07/13/2011 at 12:43 pm

    I don’t know the tree/area personally, since I’m in the UK and so only know it by its historical significance to our movement.

    I didn’t actually know the tree was garlanded until you mentioned it, so thank you for enlightening me on that.

    I regret I cannot answer your own query about it, though.

    With best wishes,

    Hare Krishna,

    David.

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