Pruned Sycamore Trees along Quai in Strasbourg, France - Encircle Photos

6 Pruned Sycamore Trees along Quai in Strasbourg, France

A common site along quays, promenades and roads in southern France are rows of sycamore trees. In the spring before their leaves grow, they display knobby, bulbous limbs after years of pruning. These ornamental plane trees were created in Oxford, England, during the 16th century. They were extensively planted along roads by order of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte to provide shade for his marching armies.

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19 Quai des Bateliers 67000 Strasbourg, France

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