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I'd say it was a graft too.
Perhaps a (Japanese?) red maple and a regular one were planted in the same hole, or perhaps the former was grafted onto the root stock of the latter. (I have a grafted rose bush that, after 15 or so years, suddenly started growing branches and then blossoms from the original, supposedly sterile, root stock, and I have both long-stemmed red roses and clusters of short-stemmed pink ones on the same bush now!). As for my first guess, many of us in my neighborhood plant the white and the pink/red Rose of Sharon together, so that the plants grow into an intertwined bush with both colors of flowers intermingled.
Nice layering of the various trees.