This Trident Maple (Acer Buergerianum) is growing strong, and is ready to be defoliated. When these trees are in good health, roughly once a year in the late spring/early summer we can remove all the leaves in an attempt to reduce their size. The tree will respond by putting forth new ones, but because it has to work so hard to put forth this new growth so rapidly, the new leaves are generally much smaller then the previous ones. The smaller the leaves, the larger the trunk looks in comparison, the larger the trunk, the older the tree will look generally. This tree was donated by Michael Levin, and the age is unknown!