TRUE SPECIMEN: Burgundy Lace

This may quite possibly be the most magnificent Japanese Maple specimen that JNI has ever had on site.  This Acer p. 'Burgundy Lace' is approx 20'H x 28'W with an 18"caliper!  It took over a month and a half to dig (with a week in between each tie-up session).  If you need a showpiece and have the room, no other tree compares to this gem.

  Acer p.  'Burgundy Lace'  specimen

Acer p. 'Burgundy Lace'  specimen

 Acer p. 'Burgundy Lace'  trunk close-up

Acer p. 'Burgundy Lace'  trunk close-up

  Acer p . 'Burgundy Lace'  specimen

Acer p. 'Burgundy Lace'  specimen

 Tying up the monster for transport.  Branches can only be pulled so far each time until the cell walls relax enough to be pulled in some more.  It took 5 different sessions spread out over 7 weeks to tie the tree up tight enough to get it within the maximum width allowed to transport on public roadways.  It was all worth it- not 1 broken branch!

Tying up the monster for transport.  Branches can only be pulled so far each time until the cell walls relax enough to be pulled in some more.  It took 5 different sessions spread out over 7 weeks to tie the tree up tight enough to get it within the maximum width allowed to transport on public roadways.  It was all worth it- not 1 broken branch!