Jesse Henderson wrote:It's difficult to tell from the pictures, but it looks like a sycamore to me. Does the bark get lighter as you look up the tree? Maybe even some white patches up high in the branches?
I'd have to agree with the sycamore id - can you post a better pic of the bark?
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I don't know why I thought may be a Gum. I have many maples and sycamores here. I believe is a sycamore. The bark is mottled and gets grayish white higher up the tree ? Maples don't make good desert dwellers but sycamores will grow in riperian areas. The sycamores leaves are more fan like - the maple will be more distinctly 5 pointed and smaller than sycamores. Enjoy your PlantId voyage , it's fun.
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