Columnar or fastigate?

Wet maple leaves grounded

Rain. Spitty rain. Mist. Just wet out. Today’s been variable.

Recent winds have brought down many leaves, but plenty are still on the branches.

These leaves came from a maple my uncle planted several decades ago. It has an unusual upright shape for a maple. The Botanist once told me that nursery-folk have a special term for these types of trees, which are especially useful in many urban settings. Of course, I cannot remember the term. Maybe it was fastigate. Maybe columnar. Maybe something else I couldn’t turn up in a quick Google-searching adventure.

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