One more Tree for August

We all know that I do not know much about trees. Let me take a stab at this one and venture that it might be a Red Leaf Maple? But of course, I am up for any corrections ;’-).

I was surprised to find this one last tree on my ride today. Now I will have to prepare to Fall In Line as best I can for what sounds like a fun challenge for September.

6 response to "One more Tree for August"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: August 31, 2019

    Ooh, so close,Nancy! You were probably thrown off by those big red leaves. Actually, red leaf maple isn’t a thing, but red maple is.

    I’m no expert either, but I learned something by researching it. If I’m right, the short answer is that it’s a Norway maple (Acer platanoides). The long answer is that it’s a Crimson King Norway maple, which is a cultivar (= a cultivated variety, which is a word I’ve never had known before this) of the species.

    • By: NancyG Posted: August 31, 2019

      Thanks Scott — I ALMOST wrote ‘Red Maple” and thought that was too simple! But, Crimson King Norway maple isn’t actually simple ;’-),

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: September 2, 2019

    Love it! My grandparents planted “Emmy’s Tree” at their house before I fled my hometown for university 1500 miles away at age 18. They would send me laminated, bright red leaves from it each fall (as I usually only went ‘home’ to visit in winter). It was an “Autumn Blaze” maple, so I have a bit of a fondness for that leaf shape as it makes me think of my lovely grandparents (they’ve both since passed away).

    • By: NancyG Posted: September 2, 2019

      What a sweet story Em. How nice that the photo of this tree brought your Grandparents to mind. It is a beautiful tree ;’-).

    • By: NancyG Posted: September 3, 2019

      There are a couple of “lines” of trees that offer great color nearby. I hope to be in town for those and if so, will definitely post.

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