Rock Maple

Acer saccharum

Rock Maple is a medium to large non-rainforest hardwood of North-east America and Canada. It can reach heights of up to 40m and up to 1 m in diameter. The heartwood is creamy-white sometimes with a reddish tinge. The sapwood is wide, generally of the same colour. Larger and older trees sometimes have a dark brown heart. The grain is generally straight though sometimes wavy with a “fiddle-back” figuring. It has a naturally high lustre, fine and uniform texture with “Birdseye” figuring present in some trees. The sap of this tree is the source of Maple Syrup.

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