ENVIRONMENT Maples 142435 Japanese Maple Tree

Japanese maple tree’s at risk of drought…Undated handout photo issued by Sarah Howard of Japanese maple tree leaves covering the ground at Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury Gloucestershire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday October 1, 2009. The maples are at risk from hotter, drier summers and severe droughts because of their shallow roots. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Maples. Photo credit should read: Sarah Howard/PA Wire