The Puzzle Tree

LM and SL check out the Puzzle Tree

LM and SL check out the Puzzle Tree

I often walk past this interesting tree on my dog walks.

Puzzle Tree 2

Puzzle Tree 2

 

I call it the Puzzle Tree, because pieces of bark fall off in chunks, and you can pick them up off the ground and try to match where they came from on the trunk, by the pattern.

Puzzle Tree 3

Puzzle Tree 3

It is the only one of its kind around my area.

LM and Puzzle Tree 4

LM and Puzzle Tree 4

Little Money takes a closer look!

post script: A search on google says this tree is an American Sycamore.

post post script: Yesterday’s post, the enigma of Snow White’s apple, was solved by Midwestern Plant Girl, who wrote a post about it a while back, which you can read here. I had read this post, but forgotten (doh). So the apple is a chimera. I like the chimera cat in MWPG’s post. 

 

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42 thoughts on “The Puzzle Tree

  1. Rachel M

    My internet is really slow here and I’ve been trying to load this page for ages to comment on it. I just want to say that the tree looks a bit like an Australian paper bark tree. I don’t think that’s the scientific name but it’s how everyone refers to the tree and when you see the bark you’ll understand why.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Aw, Thank you for taking the time to comment – Much appreciated. 🙂 I know all about slow internet!!
      Quick google – Yes, I see the Australian paper bark tree, it is a similar peeling of bark. 🙂 Makes for an interesting tree 🙂

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  2. faburlifekhloe

    Fantastic imagination Sci! It did look like puzzles 😉 Did you actually try to match them? 😛 BTW, LM and SL looked so cute in the first picture. They looked like they enjoyed the sun so much and were waiting for the treats. 😀

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      I match them in my head! I like to see where they’d fit 🙂
      Yes, my dogs were very happy – they love Walkies! It was 5pm – in autumn – can you believe it! 🙂

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      1. faburlifekhloe

        hahaha how cool it is to match them in the head 😛 That’s good they love walkies. I seriously couldn’t believe it was 5pm in Autumn…It looked all sunny and felt like it was summer 😛

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  3. Midwestern Plant Girl

    Ha! I’m a bit late in joining the party.. But, Sycamores are a fav of mine. These grow here also. They look really cool in the winter when they have their seeds hanging on the branches without the leaves. It looks like a Christmas tree with ornaments. =-)
    Thanks for the shout out!!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      It’s never too late to join the party – As long as you brought wine! 😉
      Hmm I really don’t remember the Christmas tree look of this sycamore – but winter is still on its way, so maybe then. 🙂
      And you’re very welcome for the ‘shout out’ – Thanks for the info! 🙂

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  4. pensitivity101

    We had a monkey puzzle tree that came free with a bungalow we bought. It stood fourteen feet high and we didn’t want it, so advertised it for sale, ‘buyer collects’.
    A young couple arrived with a trailer and two shovels. They ended up digging an eight foot deep hole to get the root out, then the four of us carried it (dragged actually) to the trailer.
    They offered us £10 less than our asking price, but Hell, who was I to quibble and ask them to put it back?

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      1. pensitivity101

        They were very happy anyway, as they had just paid £70 for a tree which stood just two feet high and we only wanted £60 for our fourteen footer! £50 was therefore good enough for us!!

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  5. Garfield Hug

    Ooh so this is the infamous sycamore tree mentioned in a song of which the title I have forgotten 😊

    I can see a shadow too…my first sighting of one of my most enjoyed blog post writer taking a photo shot …..drum roll…none other than……te da….Sci ☺

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha Thank you very much – but noooo Not the first sighting! 🙂
      Scifi is there in full colour on Sat’s post Protection. Funny not one person commented, which is fine, cos then at least I didn’t get any negative comments! 😉

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        SL and LM Are good with people – LM freaks out at other dogs – and cats – and squirrels etc 🙂 Most people’s dogs will however, protect them from a perceived threatening situation. Had a total stranger in the house the other week, and she was cuddling with LM in no time. 🙂

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      2. Garfield Hug

        My Ex boyfriend has a beagle. He used to tell me that if a thief burgled his house, the beagle would help the burglar with the loot….equally friendly pooch with people. But went bersek after snails barking that drove him nuts!! Hmm maybe SL and LM are distant cousins many times removed ha ha😉

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