The secret life of ancient trees
On the forest floor, the seed of a Fokienia hodginsii tree sprouted in the moist detritus. As it grew, a chronicle of each year of its life was locked into narrow ... It is a massive evergreen tree. Lichens hang from the 6-foot-wide trunk and thick vines ...
How to make the most of your Japanese maple
Japanese maples have a reputation for being unapproachable – if you’re wielding a pair of secateurs, that is. Elegantly aloof, these beautiful small trees are often allowed ... re unsure about pruning your Japanese maple, watch someone do it first ...
Blaze a trail
The classic image of the Japanese maple is a mound of spilling branches and finely cut, feathery foliage flowing to the ground. But in the wild A. palmatum is a sturdy tree that grows to eight metres and more. Many acers are small and compact, but there ...
Birney Imes: A Japanese maple for Lee
Fred gave Lee some trees. The boy found a Japanese ... the maple in memory of this gifted boy who died so young, but I expect the sight of it will remind me of his parents, whose sorrow and enduring love are a testament to the preciousness of life and ...
Ask Marianne: A Japanese maple can have a nice life in a roomy pot
Q: I have a Japanese maple tree about 3 feet high that is in a large pot. How long can this tree stay in the pot? It has been in there for three years and still seems healthy. -- J.J., Seattle M.B.: You can let a lot of plants go to pot indefinitely.