Greetings all, Unfortunately, my camera is travelling in Europe, so I don't have a picture of our new baby. A healthy Crimson Queen joined our Zone 5b - East York, Ontario - garden a month ago, coming from a reputable nursery. It's approx 24"/60cm tall and has the beginnings of a beautiful cascade. It is grafted, and the join is very well knitted. The tree is protected from winds by conifers, is well mulched and is getting regular watering. So far there has been no die back and the ends of the fine leaves are not showing signs of stress. The baby Queen is in a spot that is quite shady now, because the sun is so low and the larger trees are in full leaf. The colour is more burgundy than crimson, but summer was very hot and smoggy so many trees aren't changing colour as expected. For instance, my Sugar Maple hasn't started changing colour yet and the Lindens are still in full green leaf, too. I've read around about whether to wrap a young disected maple and haven't found anything definitive. I planted a Waterfall last year and it is doing very well in a similar situation. It wasn't wrapped last winter - but it was more mature when planted. Over the years we've wrapped and not-wrapped various trees. Sometimes we wished we had wrapped when we didin't - and sometimes wished we hadn't wrapped when we did. Go figure. Your thoughts, as always, are appreciated.