Maya and her favorite American sycamore on UK campus (April 2015)Name(s)

> Maya Husayni

Tree species 

> American Sycamore


> Student Center at the University of Kentucky


This tree is special to me because it adds so much beauty to the University of Kentucky's campus. It's long white branches are hard to miss when walking to class. When I first saw this giant sycamore, I was so in awe of its unique bark. There aren't many sycamore trees in my home town, so I really began to appreciate the distinct characteristics of this tree species once I came to Kentucky. I don't visit that side of campus often, but when I see this tree it always brightens my day. It provides so many benefits to the surrounding area and is a reminder of why these trees should be protected.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 7829

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 171

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 154

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 72



  1. Maya gives a hug to her favorite American sycamore tree on UK Campus, near the Student Center North (April 2015) (M. Husayni)