I bought this tree from a club auction a few years ago. It was grown by Bill Henderson and I am sure is not a young tree. I potted it in a 15 gallon pot to let it thicken, it rooted into the ground and I left it. In the past year or so the bark has become even chunkier than it was when I got it. I also have a forest of tridents that another club member had styled, also years ago. I have been looking at pictures of trident maples trying to see how un common this type of bark is, I know Brent has a trident that has bark similar to oak (my opinion anyway) but other than the trees I have I can not find other examples of this behavior. I have attached a picture of the bark, I have larger images for those that care to see them full sized.
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