This little Maple has had a hell of a year.After winning an award in the BSA Exhibition back in March it was attacked by some sort of pest and lost numerous branches. After putting me through the mill for a few months thinking it was going to be a very long time before it would be a decent tree again, it decided to pop buds. It budding in areas were I honest thought it had dessicated. It still going to take a few years to work it back to anything approaching it’s best, but it’ll get there. It rewarded me with this Autumn colour as a sign of new beginning next year.