Please don't tell the other trees in my yard, but this tree is my favorite.
It is a Red Maple and I love the bright orange red leaves in the fall. The red buds in the spring are very pretty too.
But the main reason I love this tree is I found it on final clearance one step before it was trash. I feel a bit like Charlie Brown and Linus when I look at my tree, "All it needed was a little love."