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But for permanence the maple, the oak, the buttonball are all better.
Two trees were to be planted, one little maple near the building; another, a buttonball tree, down on the lower grade.
The maple and buttonball or plane-tree were dug up by the boys in the woods the morning of Arbor Day.
Sycamore, Buttonwood, Buttonball Tree (local and common names).
American buttonball or sycamore trees are distinguished by rough balls which remain hanging on long stems throughout the winter.
- US and Canadian a North American plane tree, Platanus occidentalisSee plane tree
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