The Magic of Trees – Paperbark Maple

On my frequent walks in Cambridge Botanical Gardens I am always struck by the beauty of the trees. Sometimes, the smaller trees can surprise because they have such an undeniably magical quality!

The paperbark maple Acer griseum caught my eyeit is such a graceful tree. Its bark peels like paper to reveal fresh, bright bark, almost like its peeling multiple layers of imagination… Of course, such a tree would appeal to an author!

This tree is so amazing it is as if it is forever telling a new story like a youth never growing old. In contrast, I believe the undersides of its leaves are a grey colour, showing two sides to its wonderment.

It is native to China and in winter it adds to the diversity of winter beauty with its rustic-coloured bark. In the autumn, it has deep scarlet or burnt orange leaves.

Its bark curls adding to its magical, eye-catching nature.

I think you will agree it is an amazing tree! Yes, I do love trees…

My previous posts about the magic of trees:

https://sistersofthefey.com/2019/03/16/the-magic-of-trees-purpurea/

https://sistersofthefey.com/2018/12/30/the-magic-of-trees-dawn-redwood/

https://sistersofthefey.com/2019/07/11/the-magic-of-trees-the-weeping-willow/

My Tanka poem about the Golden Willow Tree:

https://mjmallon.com/2019/07/12/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-135/

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