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18 trees with beautiful bark

By: Networx Systems on Jan. 4, 2012, 5:07 p.m.
The white smooth bark of the American sycamore.

Photo: Jim Thomas/Wikimedia Commons

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American sycamore

The brown bark of the American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) peels to reveal white inner bark. The tree, which grows well in zones 4 to 9, can reach up to 100 feet tall in medium moist to wet, well-drained soil.