The trunks of my trees appear to be "shedding". Large areas of bark peeling off. Should I be concerned? These trees are probably 45 to 50 years old.
This article may help, but you may also consider calling a certified arborist if the loss of bark is extreme
My very large sycamore tree has long limbs(15 to 20')extending over my yard,which are susceptible to wind breakage. Last Spring a very large limb broke during a wind storm. Can one trim/cut these limbs back without having the entire limb die? I notice knots forming on the ends of some of the smaller ones that have broken.
We have 5 grand old sycamores on our property and they ate very happy and healthy. My question as we have a multitude of suckers that are reaching 6 to 8 feet tall. What 'if anything' should I do? Are they harmful in any way? Should I just cut them off at the ground? or possibly dig them up and pot them for sale? George 831-521-2556 firstname.lastname@example.org
You should cut them. This article discusses how: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-sucker-removal-and-tree-sucker-control.htm
Your article mentions fungal diseases of sycamore trees, but not how to treat them. I live on one of those older streets with large and aged sycamores and they look awful most of the year. Is there a FERTILIZER or SYSTEMIC treatment that might help these poor bedraggled trees?
Personally, I use wettable sulfur to control fungus issues. Rosemary oil, lavender oil, and garlic extract can help in many cases. This article will help:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/sycamore/sycamore-tree-problems.htm
we are going to remove 9 large sycamore trees for a building project, is the wood any good for firewood or as timber?
This year my sycamore tree stopped producing itchy balls. This tree produced itchy balls ever year we have lived here -- 40 years. Why did it stop?
There may have been environmental issues with the flowering and seed formation of the tree.
There can be variations in the amount of seed pods formed each year and your tree will likely return to seed production next season.
You could check with your County Extension Office to see if other reports of lack of seeds have come in from your region.
They may be able to give you some help on weather effects on your tree.
Here is a link to help you locate your nearest office.
How fast does a sycamore tree grow? What size will a 20 year old tree be?
These are very fast growing in most areas, even growing as much as six feet in a single year. They can live longer than 100 years in many cases, so they can tend to get very large. They can reach about 30 feet by that time in areas where it is invasive. and will reach anywhere from sixty to over 100 feet tall when fully mature.