Suraj hugs his favorite sycamore


> Suraj Upadhaya

Tree species 

 > American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)


> University of Kentucky Shawneetown Apartments


I have enjoyed looking out my window at these trees since coming to UK. The sycamore is a beautiful tree in all seasons, but especially in winter. Without leaves, the multi-colored bark makes for great scenery! I captured a before and after picture of this sycamore (tree on right) when the first winter Sycamore day before and after snowstorm 2015snowstorm came through in early 2015. It is amazing how fast the weather can change. The small stream to the left of the sycamore is a place where geese stop frequently.  

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 7829

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 171

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 499

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 76



  1. Suraj gives a hug to his favorite sycamore (March 2015) (Suraj Upadhaya)
  2. View from a window at Shawneetown Apartments; day before and after snowstorm in early 2015 (Suraj Upadhaya)