Acer circinatum, The Life and Love of Trees, Art Wolfe

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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