Acer palmatum 'Dissectum'

Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by JT1, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. JT1

    JT1 Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    417
    Location:
    Euclid, OH USA
    Acer palmatum 'Dissectum'

    This is the largest dissectum I know of in our area. The picture does not give a good impression of size.

    As a reference to size, the stone directly to the right of the tree is over 6' tall. I am 6'6" and can stand under the lowest branch that stems off the center and goes horizontal off to the right side. In the 2nd photo you can see someone standing along the right back corner of the tree.

    This tree has an amazing and majestic presence in person that is very difficult to capture in a photo. I estimate the tree to be 20' tall and 28' wide.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014
  2. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,084
    Likes Received:
    3,980
    Location:
    nr Orléans, France (E.U.)
    You mean 6 metres by 8.50 metres in international, non-medieval measurements? Really? Wow, never seen one that big.
     
  3. maplesandpaws

    maplesandpaws Active Member

    Messages:
    750
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    KS -> northern AL, USA
    Stunning! What would an approximate age be on a tree like this? Ohio is a harsher climate, in the scheme of things, for a maple to grow, so I know the growth rate would be slower than on the west coast...

    LOL at Alain :) I'm from Canada, so I know what you mean. That being said, while I grew up with metric, and would use it for most things, when it comes to height (like for a person or tree), I've always 'understood' feet and inches better than cm/m. With regards to weight, I always think in terms of lb when it comes to a person's weight, or when buying meat or produce, etc. Go figure!

    And don't get me started on Farenheit vs. Celsius! hahaha
     
  4. JT1

    JT1 Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    417
    Location:
    Euclid, OH USA
    Yes in meters it would be 6.096 tall by 8.5344 wide.

    The other referenced heights would be the following: I am 1.9812 meters tall and the stone to the right would be over 1.8288 meters tall.
     
  5. maplesmagpie

    maplesmagpie Active Member

    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Zone 5b, along Lake Michigan in WI
    Do you know the dates on the stones nearby? I'd guess the tree was planted when the stones were placed.
     
  6. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    14,657
    Likes Received:
    11,789
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    As it's 6 years since the last photo of Acer palmatum 'dissectum ' I thought I would add 3 of my old tree. Spring, Summer and Autumn. I have kept it small to fit in the area it is in. It still today after 42 years gives a lot of joy to my wife and I and especially in the Autumn when it glows. Yes it's 42 years old on the 29th June 2020.
     

    Attached Files:

    AlainK likes this.

Share This Page