How to Draw a Sycamore Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Sycamore Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Sycamore Tree.

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How to Draw a Sycamore Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start off by drawing the trunk. Draw two lines that are spaced out and curve toward the middle.

Step 2: Next, draw the roots. Draw several wavy lines coming out of the bottom of the trunk.

Step 3: Then, you need to draw the branches. Draw a curved line coming out of both sides of the trunk. Mirror those lines with another curved line spaced out from your first ones. Now draw a big “V” a little above the middle of your trunk. Connect the first branches you drew to the “V” by drawing a slanted line in the middle. Repeat on both sides.

Step 4: Now, draw the twigs. Draw long, slightly wavy lines coming out of the branches you just drew on the left side.

Step 5: Finish up by drawing more twigs. Draw slightly wavy lines coming out of the branches again but this time add long “V’s” at the end of each wavy line. Go crazy and draw as many twigs as you want. You can even draw twigs coming out of other twigs.

Interesting Facts about Sycamore Trees

Sycamore Trees are some of the oldest trees on earth. They grow between 98 and 130 feet tall. Their bark is a reddish brown and is known to peel back. The leaves on the Sycamore Tree are broad and bright green. They measure 4 to 6 inches long and look like hands. During autumn the Sycamore turns a bright shade of gold. Scientists have found proof of Sycamores as far back as 100 million years! It was thought that the trees were brought over from central Europe, but no Sycamores grow in that region now-a-days.

Did you know?

  • Sycamore Trees are tough they grow even when the soil is polluted.
  • Sycamores grow near water and seem to favor maple trees in the wild.
  • The European Sycamore has a pink color in its wood.
  • Many cultures consider the Sycamore Tree as symbol of strength and protection.
  • In American history, at the Battle of Brandywine, General George Washington posted his troops under a large Sycamore Tree. The tree became an American symbol of safe haven.
  • Many animals like beavers, squirrels, ducks, and other birds will eat pieces of the Sycamore Tree.

Activity: Because Sycamores are such a common tree, it is easy to see one in the wild. Take your students on a nature walk in a wooded park.