Flash is a maple with bright red samaras (winged seeds), even in summer when it has dark green leaves. Hard to imagine right now.
Spike is a hawthorn, and will provide dried berries for birds through the winter.
Looking ahead: Flash and Spike at maturity (photos courtesy City of Laramie).
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