Ambrosia Maple

Maple (Ambrosia)

Common Name(s)
Ambrosia Maple
Scientific Name
Acer saccharum
Tree Distribution
Northeastern North America
Tree Size
80-115 ft. tall, 2-3 ft. trunk diameter
Janka Hardness
1450 lbf
Much like Spalted Maple and other forms of figured maple, Ambrosia Maple is technically not a specific species of Maple, but rather a general description of any type of Maple that has been infested by ambrosia beetles. The beetles bore into the tree, and with it bring fungus that discolors the wood. Ambrosia Maple is considered a decorative feature which gives the wood additional character, and is sometimes available for purchase.
Grain / Texture
Grain is generally straight, but may be wavy. Has a fine, even texture.
Pricing / Availability
Regular Hard Maple should be moderately priced, though slightly more expensive than Soft Maple. Also, figured pieces such as birdseye, curl, or quilt are likely to be much more expensive.

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