The Sycamore is the large tree and is covered in ivy. The top branches have been lopped and topped in 2013.This was after sever storms during December 2012 brought down very large and heavy branches into the garden and onto the conservatory roof! The storms known locally in Scotland as bawbag1 and bawbag2 on Twitter. You have to live in Scotland to truly understand what that means, suffice to say it is a derogatory term!!