The Plane tree ( Platanus Orientalis) By Irini  for the Greek Team
Platanus Orientalis  or Oriental Planetree
Plane tree is a very large, wide spreading, and long-lived deciduous tree.
Plane leaves
<ul><li>Its name derived from the Greek word “platanos” or “platus”, meaning broad,  </li></ul><ul><li>and referring to th...
Its flowers are reduced  and borne in balls.
Leaves and flowers
<ul><li>It is usually a large tree to 30–50 m tall,  </li></ul>
Plane trees are mostly found in riparian or other wetland habitats in the wild.
Most small villages in Greece have one or more very old planes in their central square, where the village's water spring u...
<ul><li>Many of them feature a large cavity which is often a playing and meeting point for children.  </li></ul>
In Greece there are plane trees   everywhere : near rivers and lakes, in public parks or in the middle of a street!
The tree  is quite capable of survival  and   success in dry soils once it is established .
This is our favorite tree!
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  1. 1. The Plane tree ( Platanus Orientalis) By Irini for the Greek Team
  2. 2. Platanus Orientalis or Oriental Planetree
  3. 3. Plane tree is a very large, wide spreading, and long-lived deciduous tree.
  4. 4. Plane leaves
  5. 5. <ul><li>Its name derived from the Greek word “platanos” or “platus”, meaning broad, </li></ul><ul><li>and referring to the leaves. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Its flowers are reduced and borne in balls.
  7. 7. Leaves and flowers
  8. 8. <ul><li>It is usually a large tree to 30–50 m tall, </li></ul>
  9. 9. Plane trees are mostly found in riparian or other wetland habitats in the wild.
  10. 10. Most small villages in Greece have one or more very old planes in their central square, where the village's water spring used to be
  11. 11. <ul><li>Many of them feature a large cavity which is often a playing and meeting point for children. </li></ul>
  12. 12. In Greece there are plane trees everywhere : near rivers and lakes, in public parks or in the middle of a street!
  13. 13. The tree is quite capable of survival and success in dry soils once it is established .
  14. 14. This is our favorite tree!

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