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Sixteen Sycamores Playground

Schermerhorn St. bet. Nevins St. and 3 Ave.

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This Schermerhorn Street playground, located between Nevins Street and Third Avenue, was aptly named by Parks in 1995 for the sycamores abounding in it. While several of the trees are clearly younger than the rest, the taller ones are all sycamores, also known as plane trees. Found in North America, Asia, and Europe, sycamores are especially popular in the United States as ornamental trees. Capable of growing over one hundred feet in height, sycamores possess trunks up to eight feet in diameter.

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