Acer griseum on the front lawn, road to the east gate. Superb autumn colour combined with flaking of the brown bark from the trunk and branch framework ensures this highly desirable small tree native to central China is worthy of a place in all gardens.
The mass of winged nuts at the base of the tree is the result of grey squirrel damage. The close up image shows the power of their teeth in the search for seed within the downy nutlets.
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