The Maple species is a popular and significant tree within the North-East American Hardwood forests. Its average height reaches 50 to 80 feet in length. Occasionally the maple species may reach an abnormal height of 150 feet. The Sugar Maple tree is one of the most valuable trees in the Canada. Not only is it the primary source of maple syrup, but it is also at the center of one of the largest industries in Canada. The Maple trees fast growing, reproducing and transplanting qualities make it a perfect tree for streets and gardens in wide variety climates.
Botanical Name: Acer saccharum
Country of Origin: Mostly in the North-Eastern region of the United States and Canada
Species and Names: Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), Hard Maple (Acer nigrum)
Look and Color: The Maple species has a creamy white color with a honey like shade. The Maple species may at times have a slight yellowish tint to its color pattern. Within the heartwood of the Maple tree it’s possible to a lighter reddish color tint and occasionally a creamy brown color pattern.
Grain Texture: The Maple species is very consistent in its grain pattern. Its texture is quite closed up, almost like a dull subdued grain, with light figuring and a consistent, uniform texture. Maple Hardwood has an occasional curly texture within its pattern which may look like a birds eye.
Hardness and Strength: The Sugar Maple Wood and Hard Maple Wood are two very strong species of wood, with an above average hardness and durability score. The Hard Maple Wood received a score of 1450 on the Janka Hardness Test, which makes it 12% Percent harder than the Red Oak Hardwood standard. When looking at Moisture Durability and resistance, the maple species has an average score of 9.9, which makes it about 15% percent less than red oak wood.
Uses in the Wood Industry: Thanks to the great hardness and durability it provides over time, the Maple Wood species has becomes a real leader in the wood industry. It’s possible to find Maple Wood Furniture, Cabinets and of course Maple Wood Floors. Maple Flooring can be found used in a large variety of places such as basketball courts (including the NBA Courts), bowling alleys, homes and many more. Maple Wood has also been used in the process of making baseball bats, bowling pins, musical instruments and much more within the Hardwood industry. The Maple Tree is also used for extracting its famous Maple Syrup, which is one, if not the largest use of the Maple Tree species.