Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Species: Acer circinatum
Photographer: Art Wolfe
The vine maple is a small tree or bush found from
British Columbia down to northern California, United
States. Here it overhangs a creek in Mount Rainier
National Park, Washington, United States, displaying
its tendency to bend over. At the extreme, the
branches replant themselves and create a natural arch.
Its attractive coloration has led to its propagation and
distribution worldwide as an ornamental.
From The Life & Love of Trees by Lewis Blackwell. Image © Art Wolfe