Sycamore trees are often derided but they stand out as one of the best trees for lichens.
Most Sycamore trees in a woodland situation are unfortunately being attacked by grey squirrels.
They strip the bark and kill branches and leader stems,
which is why there aren’t as many seedlings as there used to be.
The bark is more alkaline than many other native trees and at this time of year,
from a distance, they can have the appearance of cherry blossom.