One tree or four?

One tree or four?

Observation - One tree or four? - UK and Ireland. Description: I think this sycamore is a single tree because I have seen other sycamores growing in a similar manner but am interested in the opinions/suggestions of others. The 2nd photo is a close-up of point where the trunk splits into four and the micro-habitat c

I think this sycamore is a single tree because I have seen other sycamores growing in a similar manner but am interested in the opinions/suggestions of others.
The 2nd photo is a close-up of point where the trunk splits into four and the micro-habitat created. In spring, when full with water, it teems with life.