I love the first maple! What is it called and how old is your plant?
kal, It is Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' or Golden Full Moon Maple. I've had it for about five years. It grows very slowly in my zone 5 climate. Dan
Really nice colours. I wish the rabbits would leave new trees alone here in the winter. I've tried several "acer" trees, and every one of them has fallen victim of the buck toothed rodents.