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So my care is to propagate a tree (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

sycamore

'a tree' is the definition.
(sycamore is a kind of tree)

'so my care is to propagate' is the wordplay.
'is to propagate' indicates an anagram (reordered letters generate or propagate the answer).
'so'+'my'+'care'='somycare'
'somycare' anagrammed gives 'SYCAMORE'.

(Other definitions for sycamore that I've seen before include "Tree, form of maple", "Large maple", "Tree with winged seeds", "Tree for the odd Rose Macy", "Tree - may score (anag)".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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