4/8/08

Tree ID help

Do you know what tree this is? The quick picture I got of it isn't enough for me to ID it properly. Can you?

This is the largest picture I can post, but you can click for an even larger one.

IMG_5673

ADDED: Emma writes:
Looks like a Trident Maple, Acer buergerianum. I can't believe I
knew that!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trident_Maple

I see them in nurseries all the time now.


2nd ADDED: Link, Link, Link.

3rd ADDED: But how do we pronounce buergerianum?

9 comments:

chuck b. said...
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chuck b. said...

I see in one place the leaves are opposite. Acer something?

chuck b. said...

Ficus carica? I feel like that's not right. I would have ID'd that right away.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chuck,

As you posted in such a timely manner, I think it's a Trident Maple. They have a nice shape and I think you could keep them smallish. Well, duh Emma, they are used for bonsai.

Emma

chuck b. said...

If I ignore the first 'e', it's burger-i-a-num. Easy enough, I guess. Now I wonder who was Buerger.

Layanee said...

It is very lush looking! Don't you love 'spring green'!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Byure-jure-ee-AH-numb?

mmw said...

Duh, just pronounce "ue" like "ü"!

Sorry. like this.

chuck b. said...

Well, unlike some people, I speak American. Burger Maple it is.