**133/D-Tree Talk-Maple.


Sycamore Maple-courtesy Wikipedia.     

Although widespread & thoroughly domiciled in England,  it is not a native tree, but was introduced some centuries ago from Europe.  In their ignorance our ancestors imagined  the great Maple  to be this fig tree because of a fancied similarity between the leaves.  It grows to a large size with a spreading rounded crown.  The bark is light grey,  smooth in young trees, but later scaling off in rounded flakes.