Iowa DNR: Historic Sycamore Tree Heavily Damaged By Suspicious Fire

(Danville, IA) -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Iowa's largest sycamore has been severely damaged in a suspicious fire. The DNR says a visitor to southeast Iowa's Geode State Park February 18th, told staff about the fire.

The tree has been certified as the largest sycamore in Iowa. The sycamore tree is estimated to be around 350 years old, based on circumference and other measurements. 

“We are encouraging anyone who may have information about the fire to contact us,” said Geode State Park Ranger Andrew Kuckler. Callers can remain anonymous. 

Photo: Iowa Department of Natural Resources

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