Scientific Name: Acer rufinerve
A native tree in the mountains of Japan, rare in the United States, and one of the most commonly cultivated species in Europe. It was first described to the western world by Philipp Franz Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1845 in their book Flora Japonica. The name snake-bark refers to the particular bark pattern of the tree. This patterns happens when waxes build up in the longitudinal cracks of the growing bark. It is also called the redvein maple, which refers to the reddish veins of the leaves.
DBH: 6.0 inches