Monday, May 28, 2012
Sycamore Tree at Adams Field
We walked across the MSU Campus on Sunday. There is a huge steam plant renovation underway so lots of West and East Circle Drives are closed.
Adams Field, where the Spartan Marching Band plays before football games, is partly torn up. Our family always meets at Adams Field under "the tree." So, we walked to the tree to view the construction and get an idea of what things might look like by this fall. The photo gives a good idea of how big the tree really is and you can see some of the construction in the background.
The tree is actually an American Sycamore or Planetree. We saw lots of planetrees in London earlier this month and were delighted to learn that the London Planetree is a relative of the American Planetree. So the MSU trees have cousins in Great Britain. Pretty cool thought.
Wanda Hayes Eichler