Sycamore is a member of the Maple (Acer) family. It is widespread across Ireland and can grow to heights in excess of 100 feet. The wood is creamy white, is easy to work with and is not prone to warping or splitting. It is much used for furniture making and household utensils.
Sycamore grows quickly and, when coppiced, produces suckers that are ideal for one piece walking sticks. Because of this, it is the chosen wood species for commercial stick-making factories.