Spring Sugar Maple pics for Hairmetal
The series is basically tree pic followed by a pic of the longest growing shoot
John Pair - longest shoot has 6 pairs of leaves and is about 7-8" long, most are around 5-6"
Commemoration - longest shoot 1'+, most are around 6-8"
Hiawatha - longest shoot 5", most in the 3-5" range
Sandersville aka Harvest Moon - longest shoot(s) ~3' and still going!
Legacy - longest shoot ~2', most are around 4-5" (no typo)
Autumn Splendor - longest shoot ~2", most Notice those black dots in the middle right of the first pic? Those are huge buzzards nesting in a dead oak!
Deep dark beautiful green
Acer leucoderme and Acer skutchii (!)
Flashfire - weird growth habit. Looks like it had rapid growth in the field but didn't make buds along the branches. Only leafed out on the branch tips for the most part. Most shoots around 2-3"
Species sugar maple
Lone Hiawatha seedling
Acer barbatum and Fire Dragon shantung seedlings. Can you tell which is which? Also note the variation in oaks as seedlings. The ones in the pot are pin oak and the ones in the bed are shumard. They look nothing like their mature parents did.