Our little maple has only been here at the farm for a year now, but look what it has been hiding! Whenever a bird lands on a newly planted specimen, I consider it a “real” tree, no longer a twig. And so the robins turned this young stick into a colourful home for themselves back in spring, hiding it from us until now.
A “real” tree deserves more than a common name.
Meet our Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala ‘Flame’.