|Grid reference||ST 19922 77865|
|Common name||Paperbark maple|
|Height||10M July 2015|
|Girth||120cm July 2015|
|Tree felled during work on flood relief scheme||February 2017|
This tree is beside the stream and footbridge in the centre of the park.
General tree description
Acer griseum is a slow-growing tree up to 20 metres tall, though typically smaller. It has a rounded crown and smooth, reddish-brown bark which peels in thin, papery layers. The leaves comprise three leaflets with blunt teeth, 3 to 8cm long and 2 to 5cm across. They are dark green above and bright blue-green underneath, turning orange and red in autumn. The flowers are small and yellow on pendulous downy stalks up to 3cm.