This month’s Harrison’s Heritage tree is ACER platanoides – Norway Maple. Interestingly, when you trace the roots of this wonderfully useful tree, you arrive back at the last time England had a King Charles. The Norway Maple was first cultivated in England in 1683, at which time the Rye House Plot to assassinate King Charles II was in full swing. It would ultimately fail and lead 11 plotters to their death.
An example we delivered to Arrowtown recently had a much safer passage. With a little care and attention, we can transport large trees to practically anywhere in New Zealand.
Photo above: ACER platanoides – Norway Maple 1000L (installed August)
Grouping of Acer platanoides – Norway Maple, in Millbrook, Arrowtown