Mister Sycamore



Far older than every one of the neighboring trees

Standing taller than many, all take notice and see


The prized King of Walnut Woods reigns today

Calling him Mister Sycamore, his subjects say


With branches elevating up towards the sky

Measuring his girth, takes many hands to try

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Many visitors walk by and stare in amazement

Standing as the park’s landmark, a monument


The Woods change from season to season

Watching over all, is the King’s main reason


He holds on to his leaves longer in fall

Guarding the land in winter, always tall


His leaves take some time to fill out in spring

Providing ample shade in summer is his thing


His expansive canopy of branches spreads wide

Peeling off sections of bark, creates whitish sides


His heir, the Prince, waiting in the wings

Rising lean and tall by a creek, he sings


Farther away, a thick grove of younger ones wait

Dreaming who will grow to be the tallest, so great


Mister Sycamore loves many Bible stories

Lifting Jesus up in total and brilliant glory


The story of Zacchaeus climbing a Sycamore tree

Being much too short for Jesus to find, there he be

Ohio’s biggest recorded tree is an American Sycamore found in Ashland County near Jeromesville.  The tree is at least 200 years old, stands 88 feet tall, and measures 326 inches around its circumference.  To read more and see photographs, use this link:



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