Reaching for the sky – Acer palmatum
Japanese maple trees are highly prized in Japanese woodland gardens for their beauty and structure. They are slow growing andlong lived.
They are valued for their bark texture, leaf shape and colour.
These trees in the Portland, Oregon, USA, Japanese gardens were captured in infrared. By viewing it in monochrome it highlights thedistinctive detail of the leaves that are characteristic of the Acer palmatum species.