Living inside a tree
It was by sheer chance that I found this huge Sycamore tree in a
Pennsylvania park. My original mission was to locate some
buttonballs (the nickname for a Sycamore's seed pods) in order to
post a photo of the seeds on the
tree FAQ page. It was with a high degree
of delight and wonder that I came across this old monarch in the
The location of many huge, record-setting Redwoods is kept a secret
so that anxious admirers don't flock to the tree's location and
cause damage with excessive foot traffic and resulting soil compaction. In
that vein, we will tell you that this huge Sycamore is in a
SW Pennsylvania park known as Mingo Creek County Park, but won't say exactly where
the tree is located. My photos will
provide you with a nice visit though.
The hollowed-out trunk is large enough to live in, and brought to
mind a children's story with bears residing in a tree trunk. It only
took our daughter a
split-second to answer my email question: "Which children's story
had a family (...of bears?) living in a tree trunk?" To which she
quickly replied, "it was the Berenstain Bears."
Use a bit of your imagination and visit The Sycamore Treehouse...